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Signs Of Meningitis In Breastfeeding Moms
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
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Joint pain headaches always tired loss of appetite what's wrong with me? My mom wants to get me tested for meningitis is this a possibility?
Very unlikely: Only rare causes of meningitis cause the milder symptoms you have. Vast majority of cases cause severe headache and fever (the kind of headache that sends you to the ER). There is usually vomiting. There are many things that could cause your symptoms, and many causes are not serious. See a doctor for an evaluation, but a spinal tap is very unlikely. ...Read more
I woke up with headache achy arms and slight sore throat. My little sister and mom are sick too.Could this be meningitis /meningococcal or just a cold?
Meningitis?: If you had Meningococcal meningitis you would be unlikely to be asking questions. This is a rapidly progressive and devastating illness with a high mortality rate. Sounds like a viral uri. If you develop fever, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, sensitivity to light and sound, blood spots over your body and you cannot stand up because your blood pressure has fallen, then you might have meningitis. ...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
Hello Dr . deborah, since I found orange spot on my 6th mn baby, l read that mean sign of dehydration if i give her organic juice for baby is it help? Or should i add formula milk? I am breastfeeding mom.
I'm sorry but I: don't quite understand your question. Where is the spot? Is she having wet diapers? How does your milk supply seem? Is she eating other foods? ...Read more
While in hospital a month ago my mom received several steroid shots. Now it's a fungal mengitis outbreak. Does this devolp quickly how do u know if u have it or at risk?
Check with hospital: The fungal infections emanated from a contaminated batch of a specially compounded steroid/analgesic preparation. Your hospital will know whether or not they purchased and used this particular compound. If your mom is not ill now, it is very unlikely that she will become so. But never hurts to check. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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