How can I know if my headache is meningitis or a migraine??

By asking question. By the fact that you are able to get on the computer and ask this question, you probably do not have meningitis. Although meningitis can and do cause headaches, it also causes other things particularly as it advances. It can cause confusion, lethargy, and even coma. One of the most common and classic signs of meningitis is stiff neck or pain in the neck because the infection affects the meninges.

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My husband developed a headache last night that turned into a migraine today and now has a fever. I was wondering if it could be meningitis?

Meningitis. If you in any way think that someone may have central nervous system infection, including meningitis, then they should be seen immediately by a physician and evaluated appropriately. Go to an er and have him seen. Read more...
Possible. Migraine can cause a number of autonomic abnormalities such as fever, hypertension, sweating. However, your husband should see his doctor to deal with the issue of possible meningitis. Read more...