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Post Meningitis Headaches
Yes: Persistent chronic (15 or more days per month) postmeningitis headaches are treated like chronic migraine or chronic tension type headaches depending upon the features of the headache. Narcotic medications are avoid since they can cause medication rebound headaches if taken more than twice a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post meningitis intermittent csf leak. Vision went blurry for about 20 mins then bk to normal now feeling unwell. What should I do?
Rarely: If there is a fever, stiff neck, and generalized bodily discomfort, associated with confusion, the headache may merely be secondary to the meningitis infection. Most often, however, headaches are due to migraine, tension or muscle contraction mechanisms, and mainly due to non-infectious causation. This is often sorted out in hospital emergency departments by a lumbar puncture. ...Read more
Constant Headache: Headaches from meningitis tend to be a constant headache that can vary in intensity. Due to your concern for meningitis, I recommend that you go to an emergency room as soon as possible so that you can be evaluated for it and other serious causes of persistent headaches. It is one of those diagnosis that requires prompt treatment. Best Regards. ...Read more
Headache: The "worst headache ever" potentially could be due to a ruptured aneurysm or other serious intracranial pathology. Evaluation involves scanning (mri, ct) of the brain. Also, lumbar puncture may be recommended to rule out meningitis or bleeding. Hopefully you are just having a migraine. Of course, immediate evaluation is necessary for your complaint! ...Read more
How long would it take for meningitis symptoms to start from headache to severe symptoms in a toddler?
If you have meningitis, how long will it take for it to go to worst state. My neck have been hurting since last monday, and now headache for 1.5 days?
By asking question: By the fact that you are able to get on the computer and ask this question, you probably do not have meningitis. Although meningitis can and do cause headaches, it also causes other things particularly as it advances. It can cause confusion, lethargy, and even coma. One of the most common and classic signs of meningitis is stiff neck or pain in the neck because the infection affects the meninges. ...Read more
Headache, fever: Meningitis presents with headache, fever, stiff neck, and photophobia. Patients are often dehydrated and appear sick. Minor variants of meningitis are common as many viruses have a predilection for the meninges. For example, many common colds have headaches, presumably from the virus's effect on the meninges. The dangerous forms of meningitis are typically severe and progressive. ...Read more
Can I have meningitis with only minor headache/ minor stiff neck or typically would more symptoms be present?
Meningitis: Its hard to diagnose this from a distance, but meningitis is typically associated with quite severe neckpain and headaches... Patients typically have sweats and chills, and are really sick. Maybe drink some extra fluids, walk and use some flexibility exercises. Anti-inflammatories might help also and se how things go over the next 24-48 hrs. If you get worse, please go see a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend might have meningitis. I was around her. I massaged her head and face because she had a terrible headache. Worried I could contract
Meningitis: Causes of bacterial meningitis including strep, neisseria, h flu & viruses like enteroviruses, herpes, & hiv. Bacteria & viruses that cause meningitis colonize the nose & throat & are transmitted through respiratory droplets. Viral meningitis can also be transmitted by fecal-oral routes & insect bites. Usually contacts working within ~3 ft of those with meningitis r considered to be at high risk. ...Read more
I get a bad headache on top of my head even if I simply tap the back of my head. It is terrible... Why is this happening? History of meningitis.
See your doctor: Severe headaches should be evaluated by your doctor. There are a variety of possible causes- some may be mild, some may be serious. There is no way to know without an evaluation. ...Read more
5 yrs old had meningitis when 3yrs and recovered. Gets painful headache almost once every year until this yr he had 3. During crisis he doesn't see?
Headache: Is there anyone in the family with migraine headaches? If yes, yoiur child is probably experienceing post meningitic migraine, similar to trauma triggered migraine. The most common treatment would be over the counter analgesics such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Visual disturbances are common in migraine headaches, although total loss of vision is less common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But will be much sicker than just having headaches, wish you wellness ...Read more
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