Are there official recommendations for treating bacterial meningitis?

Yes. They vary by age of patient and severity of illness, but they always include antibiotics, almost always a spinal tap, and sometimes steroids.
Yes. Serious infection needs IV antibiotics usually 3rd or 4th generation. symptoms are headache, vomiting, fever and stiff neck coma.

Related Questions

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 do you catch bacterial meningitis?

Meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is typically acquired from respiratory droplets or oral secretions from another human infected with the bacteria. Read more...