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Viral Meningitis After Effects
Aseptic meningitis is a condition caused by a viral infection that results in inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It occurs more often in the summer and fall months. Although aseptic (or viral) meningitis is a serious disease, patients generally recover. There may be no additional symptoms present or individuals may have symptoms of a cold or a rash ...Read more
How long does the viral meningitis virus stay in your body? If i feel completely fine after 12 days, does it mean I am cured?
Currently admitted to hosp w/viral meningitis; severe head pain not subsiding after 3 days & IV meds. Should I ask docs to do something else?
Inflammation: You probably are still having significant inflammation of the surface of the brain or increased intracranial pressure. You need to be more vocal about your symptoms and make sure that your doctors are doing everything they can to address these two issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sienna developed viral meningitis within 5 days after birth she spent 1 wk in hospital. She is still 6lbs4oz at almost 1 mth, is her development affe?
Viral meningitis: Any meningitis can cause neurological sequels, some recover completely, it is hard to tell now, but your baby should be followed closely with neurological & developmental assessment by her pediatrician in every visit. She also should be followed by apediatric neurologist, early detection of any developmental or speech delay & early intervention is the key to the best outcome for her. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My friend just got back to uni after spending 3 days in hospital with viral meningitis. Should i be worried? Doctor apparently said he could return. My dad is immunosupp. So i don't want him to getit
My doctor told me i had viral meningitis after i had had candidasis...Does that make sense? I didn't have any treatment and i was ok after 14 days
Recovered from bacteremia/viral meningitis 1 month ago. Still get aches/run down, seems to be after im around people. Is my immune system weak?
Does contagiousness of viral meningitis go away once fever goes away? My friend just has a runny nose and is otherwise healthy after just having it.
Varies some: There are a variety of causes for viral meningitis & their pattern of contagiousness depends of the virus involved. The most common are enteroviruses, which are usually present in oral secretions during the fever stage & later for up to 6 weeks in the stool. Droplet avoidance/hand washing & antiseptic use is advisable at any stage. ...Read more
Should my doctors reconsider lupus diagnosis after getting viral meningitis twice in 10 months despite markers negative after plaquenil and prednisone?
See below: If you have doubts with your diagnosis, you might want to seek a second opinion. ...Read more
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