Is it true you can get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

Acne. It is not true that one gets bacterial meningitis from popping pimples. It is still not a good idea to do this because the spots are far more likely to scar if they are popped manually.

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Is it possible to get bacterial meningitis from popping pimples?

See below. The bacterium staph. Aureus can cause bacterial meningitis (inflammation of the membranes surrounding the brain & spinal cord) and is a common cause of skin infections. While broken skin can introduce bacteria into the blood stream, it is unlikely for bacterial meningitis to result from popping pimples. That being said, popping pimples can lead to scarring & skin infections... & isn't advised. Read more...
Not likely. Getting the winning ticket in powerball is probably more likely. Read more...

Why do children and young adults get bacterial meningitis?

Go To School/camp. Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. Read more...

I am not sure if I ever had the vaccine for bacterial meningitis. Is it safe to get it for a second time?

Yes. It would not be a problem to have it given several times. There would likely be a modest benefit of boosting immunity if you did. If I was in an at risk population I would probably get it every 5 years just to be well protected. Read more...

How do you get bacterial meningitis?

Contagion. Some are from contact with an infected patient such as meningococcal, but some develop secondary to an infection elsewhere in the body, such as lung affected cns. Read more...
Germ + invasion. Your typical meningitis germ can be acquired from contact with an asymptomatic carrier or actual meningitis patient in secretions they leave behind. This includes on objects or surface or through direct contact. Your hands can pick them up, pass them to your face where they can enter the nose or upper airway. They can linger for a while & do nothing or begin to invade & cause you an infection. Read more...

How does someone get bacterial meningitis?

Not easily. The organisms causing this usually live in the back of the nose and throat as normal bacterial populations. They get into the blood stream and enter the subarachnoid space (surrounded by the meninges) though a structure called the choroid plexus. It is an uncommon disease these days since advent of vaccines for the meningococcus, pneumococcus and hemophilus influenzae. Read more...