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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


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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

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Is it true that one gets a higher risk of meningitis after cyberknife treatment?

Possible: When the word meningitis is said...The general public always thinks bacterial. This is not the case here. Meningitis is defined as an inflammation of the meninges (sacs covering the brain). It is possible, although not very very common, to have irritation/inflammation after cyberknife. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn meningitis?

What is the treatment for newborn meningitis?

Antibiotics: The treatment is antibiotics determined initially by the most likely cause and if necessary based on the result of cerebral spinal fluid culture ...Read more

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What is the treatment for aseptic meningitis?

Observation: Aseptic meningitis usually needs time for the body to cure. Treatment consists of taking care of the symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or headache and fluids etc. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for viral meningitis?

What is the treatment for  viral meningitis?

Symptomatic: Most viral meningitis is treated symtomatically (treating the pain, nausea, and vomiting) with the exception of herpes meningoencephalitis which is treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is treatment for fungal meningitis?

I need to know if there is treatment for fungal meningitis?

Fungal meningitis: Fungal meningitis is treated with antibiotics, there are several specific antibiotics used depending on the type of fungus. ...Read more

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Can WNV cause meningitis? Could the meningitis have been prevented by timely detection and treatment of WNV?

Can WNV cause meningitis?  Could the meningitis have been prevented by timely detection and treatment of WNV?

Yes, no: yes it can cause meningitis and encephalitis, there is no anti viral treatment to WNV, so the best prevention of WNV is vigilant use of insect repellent in areas where WNV is endemic. ...Read more

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Where can I go to learn more about spinal meningitis treatment?

Medscape,nih: There several spinal meningitis with several treatment options----if you want to know all search pubmed. ...Read more

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Have a double ear infection. Dr prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for treatment start today. Will i get meningitis from this ear infection if i hadn't have treated it?

Have a double ear infection. Dr prescribed ceftin (cefuroxime) for treatment start today. Will i get meningitis from this ear infection if i hadn't have treated it?

Unlikely....: ...But possible. It is more likely, if the infection spreads beyond your ear, that it will go into the mastoid bone located right behind your ear. Even this, though, won't happen most of the time. Ear infections are treated to reduce pain and protect hearing. ...Read more

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My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

My gf hd TB meningitis 1 yr bck nd her doc jst told me tht hr biggest issue is spastic quadriparesis. She cn move all limbs bt can't walk straight. Dey gave baclofen+tizanidine. Any other treatment?

Post-meningitic: TB affects multiple areas and can damage the nervous system by both direct damage and vasculitis of penetrating vessels from the meninges to the brain resulting in infarcts (killing of brain cells). This is not generally fully reversible and must be treated symptomatically. The only person who can determine what is necessary is the neurologist seeing her. Stick with them and be hopeful. ...Read more