What are symptoms of viral meningitus?

Headache/stiff neck. Viral meningitis symptoms include a severe headache, stiff neck, nausea, vomiting, fever, and usually cold or flu like symptoms. These symptoms are nearly identical to the fatal bacterial meningitis. See your doctor of you notice these symptoms.

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5 days later with noticeable symptom improvement is it safe to assume that my meningitis is viral?

Viral meningitis. Is miserable and will lead to a painful headache; however, yes, viral tends to improve whenever treated appropriately. Hopefully you have sought care with your doctor. Read more...

What are the signs and symptoms of viral meningitis?

Viral meningitis. The symptoms are similar to a bacterial meningitis - headache, nausea, vomiting, pain in the eyes from light, stiff neck, and fever. The spinal tap will show the difference between a bacterial and a viral infection, which often is very uncomfortable, but does not require more serious treatments. Some with viral meningitis will need IV fluids, pain medications, and medication for fever. Read more...
Aseptic. Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen and cultured if present. If nothing grows it is considered aseptic. This usually means that a virus is the cause. Special tests and cultures may or may not identify the virus. Viruses may infect the brain itself causing encephalitis. Read more...

What are the symptoms of either bacterial or viral meningitis?

Fever, BAD headache. Bacterial meningitis can cause brain damage (with bad outcomes such as deafness, blindness, inability to do everyday activities,..., and possibly death). The routine types of viral meningitis usually resolve by themselves, with the patients returning to normal. There are some less common types of viral meningitis that do cause damage. These are reasons why meningitis is a serious illness. Read more...

Need information about viral meningitis symptoms, could someone help?

FEVER,HEADACHE,NECK . The symptoms of viral meningitis are fever , headache, upper respiratory symptoms like cogh and neck stiffnes, congestion, nausea&vomiting.Symptoms are more like the symptoms of influenza and sometimes the diagnosis is missed and patient recovers as no antibiotics are needed recovery is uneventful and complete in most cases. Read more...

Is viral meningitis contagious as I'm starting to have same symptoms as my work colleague who has just been diagnosed.?

Viral meningitis. Yes it is. Be sure to see your healthcare provider ASAP. If you are already experiencing headaches, fevers go to ER or urgent care ASAP. Best of luck. Dr R. Read more...