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Is Pink Eye A Symptom Of Viral Meningitis
My son is 6 years old and previously had bad viral meningitis. He has been complaining of bright lights hurting his eyes, otherwise he is well with no sickness. Opinions?
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)
"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more
Mom has viral meningitis, hospitalized. No fever, nomore red spots on knees or red eyes. Still has severe headaches, stiff neck; low white cells. Help?
Ask her doctor: Viral meningitis presents with headache, sometimes sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting, fever, stiff neck, malaise, sometimes mental changes and the spinal fluid shows findings which are not compatible with bacterial meningitis. Your mom should get better fairly quickly and be back to full health soon, but if you have questions, ask her doctor. ...Read more
Currently admitted to hosp w/viral meningitis; severe head pain not subsiding after 3 days & IV meds. Should I ask docs to do something else?
When someone is symptom free from viral meningitis, are they no longer contagious? My friend just has a runny nose, otherwise he is fine, no fever.
FEVER, HEADACHE, NECK:
The symptoms of viral meningitis are fever, headache, upper respiratory symptoms like cogh and neck stiffnes, congestion, nausea&vomiting. Symptoms are more like the symptoms of influenza and sometimes the diagnosis is missed and patient recovers as no antibiotics are needed
recovery is uneventful and complete in most cases. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of having viral meningitis, and how is it transferred from one person to another?
2 yrs old meningitis:
Classic symptoms in two years old are
nausea &vomiting, headache, fever, increase sesitivity to light, altered mental status and confusion, seizure activity, lethargy, neck pain and stiffnass. The symptoms in viral meningitis are milder.
Not all symptoms have to be present in all cases, and they vary from case to case. Viral meningitis is trasfered by close bodily cotact via secretions and touching. ...Read more
Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen and cultured if present. If nothing grows it is considered aseptic. This usually means that a virus is the cause. Special tests and cultures may or may not identify the virus. Viruses may infect the brain itself causing encephalitis. ...Read more
Fever, BAD headache: Bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage (with bad outcomes such as deafness, blindness, inability to do everyday activities, ..., and possibly death). The routine types of viral meningitis usually resolve by themselves, with the patients returning to normal. There are some less common types of viral meningitis that do cause damage. These are reasons why meningitis is a serious illness. ...Read more
My mom was diagnosed with viral meningitis yesterday. She had all the symptoms. What is treatment?
What's the question?: Viral meningitis presents with headache, sometimes sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, vomiting, fever, stiff neck, malaise, sometimes mental changes and the spinal fluid shows findings which are not compatible with bacterial meningitis. Your mom should get better fairly quickly and be back to full health soon. ...Read more
Is viral meningitis contagious as I'm starting to have same symptoms as my work colleague who has just been diagnosed.?
Been seeing a neurologist who suspects Viral meningitis (said spinal tap unnecessary) CT scan normal. Symptoms persisting after 2 weeks. What next?
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Viral meningitis: Viral meningitis can produce a wide variety of medical problems. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic, whereas others require hospitalization for severe headache, dehydration, altered mental status, and seizures. In severe cases, patients may require intensive care, and can have long term neurologic problems. ...Read more
No: No relationship between the two.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: There is often a encephalitis or meningitis component to this disease. However, in the vast majority of people with disease, there is no neurological symptoms. If you are immunocompromised (very young, very old, have hiv, etc) then you may be more susceptible. If you have fever, headaches, fatigue, malaise, nausea, vomiting, you may be showing central nervous system signs and symptoms. ...Read more
I had viral meningitis in 2014. Since then I have had issues with anxiety, migraines, balance, speech, and convulsions. Could this be aftermath of it?
Depends on the type:
Of virus and a number of host factors. Viral meningitis by herpes group of viruses may be associated with damage to neural tissue and may result in neurologic defects from involvement of cranial nerves. See this site for more information about meningitis in general.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/meningitis/ds00118. ...Read more
Depends on the virus: The majority of viruses produce mild to moderate symptoms during the illness and rare if any long term complications. However, herpes virus can produce major damage and long term complications (CP, Death).It can occur in the newborn period or later in life with a variable level of intensity. It attacks both the brain coverings (meninges) and the brain substance (encephalitis). ...Read more
I had viral meningitis as a baby and was diagnosed with hyper sensitive hearing as a young child. Doesn't Meningitis cause hearing loss?
I had viral meningitis a few years ago and it left me with a scar on the memory part of my brain. Can the scar on my brain cause scap itching?
No, NOPE, & NO WAY:
Very few times I can ever give someone a 100% ironclad guarantee on an answer but this is one of them. NO--That means you'll have to look for other reasons as to why your scalp itches.
If you ever wish to talk about the memory part of your brain that may have been affected by this bout of viral meningitis then, feel free to write me your questions on my webpage at:
www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
My doctor told me I had viral meningitis after I had had candidasis...Does that make sense? I didn't have any treatment and I was ok after 14 days
Had brain MRI done w/o contrast 3days ago. Possibly had viral meningitis in March. Result said enlargement of sulcus. What does this mean? I'm 25 y.o
Will cephalexin cure viral meningitis? Returned 10 days ago from domican republic, encountered mosquito bites, am pretty sure I have viral meningitis
My friend just got back to uni after spending 3 days in hospital with viral meningitis. Should I be worried? Doctor apparently said he could return. My dad is immunosupp. So I don't want him to getit
Viral meningitis is inflammation of the tissues in the brain and spinal cord that is caused most commonly by enteroviruses. Viral meningitis is not usually as severe as bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without any treatment. However, viral meningitis that is caused by the herpes virus can be life threatening if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, neck stiffness, ...Read more