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I am 4 weeks out from pneumococcal strep meningitis. It caused a stroke in my cerebellum and hearing loss in my right ear. Looking for suppliment?

Faster recovery. I would recommend to see someone skilled to optimize your recovery. If your primary care does not help, look for functional medicine practitioner in your area . Good luck and speedy recovery. Homeopathy might be also of help. . Read more...

How does bacterial meningitis stop hearing?

Infects nerves. The hearing nerves can be damaged by the infection leading to deafness.It is , unfortunately not uncommon. Read more...

Should I give my child a pneumococcal meningitis vaccine?

Depends on age. All kids less than 5 should receive multiple doses of the pneumococcal vaccine prevnar. A dose may be needed up to 6 for higher risk kids. Some people with other risks, such as spleen removal or sickle cell disease, will need an expanded form with more types included. The vaccines work very well and have dramatically decreased pneumococcal disease overall. Get any child vaccinated! Read more...
Yes ! Yes ! and Yes . A proven safe , effective vaccine vs a life threatening disease? Should there really be a question here? Read more...

I am a college student, how can I avoid pneumococcal meningitis?

Rare. Pneumococcal meningitis is pretty rare in the US. Meningococcal (Neisseria meningitidis) meningitis is more common and is preventable by a simple MCV4 vaccine. Read more...
Pneumococcal meningi. This is not a major risk in adults. It is a risk in children especially under 6. Neisseria meningitis is a risk for college students and there are vaccines for this very devastating infection. Read more...

Hi I just left a house where the person has been dead for 2 weeks on sunday, and she died of pneumococcal meningitis am I in need of antibiotics.?

No. The pneumococcus is widespread in the environment and the dead body does not present a danger to you. This must have been frightening for you and everyone else involved. Be strong and if this was someone you knew, remember the good times. Best wishes. Read more...

How dangerous is it to have pneumococcal meningitis?

CAN BE TREATED/ Pnumocococcal meningitis if treated appropriately and early without delay has good prognosis with full recovery.70to80% get full recovery without any complications. Rest have one or more of the following complications brain damage subdural effusion hearing loss seizures hydrocephalus. Read more...

Why are teenagers more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis?

No, they are not. Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk to develop an invasive pneumococcal infection including meningitis. The conditions are: asplenia (either absent or nonfunctioning); complement deficiency; nephrotic syndrome. Anyone undergoing cochlear implantation is also at higher risk. Read more...
Meningitis. Teenagers are not more susceptible to pneumococcal meningitis. Children under age 6 are at the greatest risk. Read more...

The minactra meningitis vaccine covers all types of bacterial meningitis?

Menactra. The Menactra vaccine is avaccine against the meningococcus only. Read more...
No. This vaccine is only helpful in preventing 4 strains of the meningococcus bacteria contained within the vaccine.These are the more common strains that cause this type of meningitis, but there are other strains. It does not cover any of the several other germs known to cause meningitis. Other vaccines cover some of the other germs. Read more...