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Which treatment works the best and fastest for meningitis?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Marcel Hungs
Dr. Marcel Hungs
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

That depends on the type of meningitis.
Antibiotics are used for bacterial meningitis, while antiviral medications are used for certain types of viral meningitis. Some types of meningitis's due to viruses or other types of organisms have no treatments and recovery depends on the immune system. Even with treatment recovery from meningitis can be very slow.

In brief: Depends

That depends on the type of meningitis.
Antibiotics are used for bacterial meningitis, while antiviral medications are used for certain types of viral meningitis. Some types of meningitis's due to viruses or other types of organisms have no treatments and recovery depends on the immune system. Even with treatment recovery from meningitis can be very slow.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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