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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


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Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis is often untreated life threatening. Immediate intravenous antibiotic treatment is necessary. Viral meningitis is on the other hand usually less dangerous. One has to call 911 and get to the er asap if meningitis is suspected. ...Read more

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Is there a link between viral meningitis and fibromyalgia ? What. Is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

Is there a link between viral meningitis  and  fibromyalgia ?  What. Is the best treatment for fibromyalgia?

No link yet: Someday there may be a link proven between certain infections as fibromyalgia triggers. Best rx is muti-disciplinary: certain types of exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy, and certain medications may relieve some symptoms of fibromyalgia such as cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) and lyrica. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for meningitis?

What is the treatment for meningitis?

Depends on cause: If viral, usually self limited and rather benign, but if bacterial, antibiotics are crucial, if fungal, anti fungal drugs, if tuberculous, specific drugs for tbc. However, cancer can be culprit for carcinomatous meningitis, so key to get diagnosis asap. ...Read more

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What is the common treatment for meningitis?

What is the common treatment for meningitis?

Depends on cause: Bacterial meningitis is treated with intravenous antibiotics. Fungal meningitis, such as cryptococcosis, is treated with antifungal drugs. Viral meningitis caused by enterovirus isn't treated. It gets better on its own. ...Read more

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Can meningitis stay with you forever even after treatment?

Not the infection: Meningitis can cause temporary or permanent damage to the underlying brain or small cranial nerves. While the infection will resolve with medical treatment, the nerve injury may not. Therefore, the secondary effects of the meningitis can stay with you forever. ...Read more