Top 20 Doctor insights on: Signs of meningitis in breastfeeding moms

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My mom was diagnosed with viral meningitis yesterday. She had all the symptoms. What is treatment?

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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Mom 58 in ICU Pneumonia/Septic in body. Sick 2 weeks w/o treatment. Weak immune system due to past Cirrhosis, DVT's, Cancer, meningitis, hear attack.?

Mom 58 in ICU Pneumonia/Septic in body. Sick 2 weeks w/o treatment. Weak immune system due to past Cirrhosis, DVT's, Cancer, meningitis, hear attack.?

What is?: First off, let me say I am sorry to hear how sick your mother is. She has underlying issues to fight it sounds like. I know this is tough for you. I, however, do not know what your question is... ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

What are the signs of meningitis and should I be alarmed by just dizziness?

I want to be careful: If meningitis is evenly remotely suspected, seek immediate medical assistance.
Know about dizziness not frequent sign for meningitis, also we should seek medical attention for it. ...Read more

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Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Is collagen safe for breastfeeding moms?

Collagen...: ...Is a significant ingredient in all types of meat, and the primary protein in jello. All of these are safe to eat in pregnancy and lactation. ...Read more

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What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

What are the foods that breastfeeding mom should avoid?

Breastfeeding: Actually not many. Best to avoid chemicals, pesticides, etc. I am would choose a whole foods, plant based diet, minimizing processed foods and going organic as much as you can. ...Read more

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What are significant signs of acute bacterial meningitis?

What are significant signs of acute bacterial meningitis?

Meningitis: Symptoms include fever, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, alterations in sensorium, neurological deficits, and so on. ...Read more

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Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

Are there some things mom should avoid eating if breastfeeding?

See below:: Shark, swordfish, tilefish, king mackerel should be avoided due to high mercury content. Fresh water fish that come from places that are known to be contaminated. Artificial sweeteners like saccharin. Alcohol is allowed in small amounts. Coffee (limit to two cups a day) or other caffeinated foods and drink. Processed foods with numerous additives. ...Read more

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Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to go at the sea and get a moderate tan?

Is it ok for breastfeeding mom to go at the sea and get a moderate tan?

Breastmilk & Beach: Hello NinoS. Tanning &beach time will not affect your milk & is ok. For your protection, important to note any level of tanning increases risks of skin cancers &so tanning alternatives &broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 is best. Other tips are cleaning off sunscreen from breasts before feeds& avoiding sun exposure to breast to prevent sunburned/dried nipples which can cause pain/infection. ...Read more

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I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

I'm a breastfeeding mom and have cold. Will my baby also get cold if I breastfeed her?

Perhaps: Colds and viral respiratory infections are common, but does not mean a nursing mother has to stop nursing. Some mothers use masks during feeding if they are coughing a great deal. Others pump and have other family members bottle feed. In all cases wash your hands! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?

Is it true that breastfeeding mom should avoid going out at night coz the fog and cold wind might make the baby caught cold?

Well, a baby: Should not be overly exposed to the weather, but properly wrapped and warm, the fog is not a vector of disease. Just be sensible, you can go out at night. ...Read more

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What are warning signs of meningitis?

What are warning signs of meningitis?

Do you mean symptoms: Fever, headache, increased sensitivity to light and sound, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in thinking, level of consciousness, and so on. If you think you are getting meningitis go see a doctor asap instead of trying to diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of meningitis?

Meningitis: Headaches, nausea, vomiting, pain in the eyes from light (photophobia). Neck stiffness with fever and any of the above symptoms should be checked in the emergency room, as meningitis can cause damage to the brain, or senses, similar to a stroke. ...Read more

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What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

What are some good breastfeeding tips for new moms?

Hard work: Breastfeeding is hard work. Don't let yourself get discouraged. If you are not getting a good latch it will hurt more. If you have questions, see a lactation consultant! ...Read more

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What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

What are common breastfeeding problems among new moms?

Variable: Common problems include anxiety about milk supply, sore nipples, difficulty latching the baby and fatigue. Less common problems include breast infections (mastitis) or problems with milk supply. Most of these problems are temporary and surmountable - hang in there! ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more