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Can I smoke cigarettes immediately after meningitis vaccination ? Is there any bad relationship between vaccination and smoking?
Smoking & vaccines: It is best if you don't smoke at all, you how bad that is for your health, there is no studies about relationships of smoking & any vaccines, I would prefer if you avoid smoking for a day or 2 since we have no information. May be you can search the internet. Good luck ...Read more
36 yr old, stiff neck and back, dizzy-like headache, no vomit or fever, plus a Balanitis recently, shall I see doc immediately to rule out meningitis?
Need an exam: While the overwhelming likelihood is that your symptoms are due to a viral illness, one cannot be sure without an in person evaluation which should not wait. ...Read more
18 year-old female with past pseudotumor cerebri and shunt placement, but now has intractable daily headache, emotional lability, slow cognition.....?
Inflammation: Part 1: great question. It specifically refers to the inflammation of a protective layer of the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. Clinically, movements that stretch this layer (i.e. Bending the neck forward) will be painful. It can be caused by several microbes such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. A lumbar puncture is the gold standard in obtaining spinal fluid for testing of meningitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends !: Mild viral meningitis may be a short illness, bacterial meningitis is fatal in a few days if untreated we also have fungal and tuberculous forms the complications depend on the age of the patient , the severity of the illness and the speed of diagnosis and treatment mild to severe neurological deficits can occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fever,headache: Meningitis is the term denoting usually an infection causing inflammation of the covering tissue in brain and spinal cord. Fever, headache , neck stiffness and altered mental status are the chief symptoms the severity and the prognosis varies from case to case but it has to be taken seriously! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on agent: Meningitis is defined as an inflamation(generally caused by infection) of the tissues surrounding the brain and spinal cord.The agent may be bacterial (like strep/staph/meningococcus); viral, fungal or parocitic.Some viral cases are mild & resolve without special rx. Most bacterial are deadly if untreated & may damage even with rx. Fungal & paracitic causes are also deadly & often harder to rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Share time/space: If you share time and space with any person who carries the germs of meningitis, you have been exposed. The degree of exposure relates to the intamacy of the contact, & or the hygenic practices of the exposed (wash your hands). The exposure may be to a healthy person with no signs of illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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