Information on Meningitis
Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice
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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.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.
- 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.
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Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.
Catnip Tea Enemas
To break fevers.
Enhances the immune system.
Do not use if pregnant, allergic to ragweed or internally for more than a week.
Kills viral infection.
St. John's Wort
Good for infection (viral)
- 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.