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Meningitis


About

There are two types of meningitis - viral and bacterial. Viral meningitis usually passes within two weeks. Sore throat, headache, stiff neck, fever, vomiting, fatigue, and rash may be indicators of viral meningitis. Bacterial meningitis requires a physician's care immediately as it develops quickly. Symptoms include the following: headache, stiff neck, high fever, irritability, chills, vomiting, nausea, light sensitivity, and delirium. Infants, especially, should be taken to a doctor immediately if any of the following symptoms are present: poor muscle tone, fever, difficulty feeding, irritability, vomiting, high-pitched crying, and bulging soft spot.

Notes


  • If you have been in contact with someone with bacterial meningitis an antibiotic is prescribed.
  • Meningitis that is caused by fungal infection should be treated with an antifungal drug.
  • The only Meningitis that can be treated with an antibiotic is Bacterial meningitis.
  • To test for Meningitis you need a culture and microscopic analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Viral Meningitis takes 3 weeks to recover under a doctors care given no problems.
  • You should always see treatment for strep throat and ear infections - bacterial infections.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.

No Nutrients Listed.

Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Catnip Tea Enemas
Type: External
Purposes: To break fevers.

Echinacea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Enhances the immune system.

Goldenseal
Type: Internal
Purposes: Antibiotic (natural)
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.

Olive Leaf
Type: Internal
Purposes: Kills viral infection.

St. John's Wort
Type: Internal
Purposes: Good for infection (viral)

Advice


  • Do not take aspirin.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat a balanced diet. When the acute phase has passed.
  • Need cool sponge baths.
  • See a doctor if you think you may have meningitis.
  • The room's lighting should be dimmed.