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Had meningitis from bad sinus infection. Cured, but does it mean I'll always immediately get it again if i get another sinus infection?
Unusual: Very unusual for a sinus infection to transform into meningitis. Some may recommend a careful evaluation for a defect in the bony lining of the sinus cavities that can transmit the infection, especially if this recurs. If found, the defect is repaired surgically ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 3 more doctor answers
InflammationOfMening: Inflammation of the meninges caused by Virral, Bacterial,fungal&Parasitic infection of the protective membrane covering the brain&spinal chord collectively known as Meninges. It can be life threatening&is a medical emergency. It presents with fever,headcahe,neck stiffness,confusion.Infection begins elsewhere in body&spreads to meninges.Can be fatal if not treated quicklyCan leadTOdeath&BrainDamage ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Meningitis develops when the circulating bacteria, virus, or fungi in the blood stream seeds and infects the meninges (thick covering of brain). Occasionally, it can also be an extension of inflammation of adjacent structures, e.g., paranasal sinus, to meninges. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: A bacterial meningitis can cause death in a very short period of time, 24 to 48 hrs if untreated. If you or someone you know has any concern for this whatsoever with symptoms such as fever headache, confusion, stiff painful neck etc they should go to the er now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: When you ask a basic question with no supportive information, it is difficult to formulate an answer. If certain symptoms are present that worry you, please start over, describe them and ask a specific question.The public site is not a chat room and questions are not linked. ...Read more