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Meningitis treatment

Description
Meningitis is a disease of the coverings of the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by either bacteria or viruses, but when caused by bacteria, is more severe.
Causes
Meningitis is caused by a variety of microorganisms. The disease is usually associated with germs that attacked others parts of the body and traveled to a part of the brain called the meninges. The disease will then develop when the body's immune system is weak enough.
Prevention
Meningococcal vaccination.
Common Symptoms
Meningitis usually starts with severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, rise in temperature, and the stiff neck. Other symptoms include discomfort looking into bright lights or sleepiness. Meningitis frequently occurs in the course of other illnesses.
Rare Symptoms
Seizures.
Traditional Treatment
Intravenous antibiotics are common for bacterial meningitis. Treatment for viral meningitis usually entails bed rest and antiviral drugs. Also helpful in easing symptoms are corticosteroid medication to reduce pressure within the brain and medications to reduce fever.
Alternative Treatment
Homeopathy.
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