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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. Katharine Cox
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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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They say ultrasonic weight cavitation shouldnt be done on breastfeeding moms.But i just want to get it done on my just my face.Is that ok ?

They say ultrasonic weight cavitation shouldnt be done on breastfeeding moms.But i just want to get it done on my just my face.Is that ok ?

Ask your doctor: I would assume this is probbaby not going to affect your breast feeding but you should ask your doctor who does the procedure. That is the person to ask. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when 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