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How do you treat viral meningitis?

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Viral meningitis is usually much less severe than other types. Antibiotics can't treat viral meningitis and, in most cases, the infection goes away on its own with time.

You may need to spend only a few days in the hospital. While you're there, you'll get fluids through an IV to prevent dehydration, as well as painkillers.

From: Diagnosis and Treatment of Meningitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.   Chelsea House Publications, 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics),

Journal of Emergency MedicineStreptococcus pneumoniae : “Marked elevation of cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count: An unusual case of  meningitis, differential diagnosis, and a brief review of current epidemiology and treatment recommendations.”

Drugs : “Bacterial meningitis in children: Critical review of current concepts.”

Southern Medical Journal : “Clinical Description and Follow-up Investigation of Human West Nile Virus Cases.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

SOURCES:

Shmaefsky, B.   Chelsea House Publications, 2004. Meningitis (Deadly Diseases and Epidemics),

Journal of Emergency MedicineStreptococcus pneumoniae : “Marked elevation of cerebrospinal fluid white blood cell count: An unusual case of  meningitis, differential diagnosis, and a brief review of current epidemiology and treatment recommendations.”

Drugs : “Bacterial meningitis in children: Critical review of current concepts.”

Southern Medical Journal : “Clinical Description and Follow-up Investigation of Human West Nile Virus Cases.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on February 02, 2019

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