To avoid complications, early diagnosis and treatment are very important. If you do not prevent, you may have the following sequelae: brain injury, subdural discharge, hydrocephalus, etc.
The diagnostic means are:
- To see exactly what kind of infection it is, you have to do blood tests. The infection can be bacterial or viral.
- In order to have no doubt that it is pneumonia, I recommend you do a chest x-ray.
- The lumbar puncture with which a sample of cerebrospinal fluid will be obtained, which will be modified in the presence of meningitis.
- In young children, a urinalysis should be performed to rule out a urinary problem.
- CT of the head.
Treatment with meningitis
The most common treatment is the one based on a prescription of antibiotics in the case of bacterial meningitis. These are aimed at controlling possible complications: epileptic seizures, cerebral edema, etc.
If you suffer from viral meningitis, antibiotics will no longer have any effect, as they usually heal without specific treatment.
Natural treatment will not be possible in the case of bacterial meningitis or virulent meningitis.
It is possible to influence viral meningitis in the following way:
- Purify the body with the help of vegetable broths and horsetail, nettle infusions.
- Poultry, egg yolk, nuts, legumes, yeast due to the contribution of zinc or zinc supplements, local and direct antiviral activity.
- Leukocyte function increases with the help of Vitamin C. In addition to this, Vitamin C also increases interferon production and antibody activity.
- Echinacea has the role of strengthening the immune system,
- Elderberry, viral DNA replication.
- Astragalus is a Chinese immunostimulatory plant that grows white blood cells.
The prevention of this disease is done with the help of the following tips:
- Public health recommends people vaccination. This is done in children and adolescents under 19 years of age. It has the effect only against type C meningitis. Prevention of type B meningitis is the administration of antibiotics to eliminate the microorganism in the pharynx.
- The microorganism is transmitted from one person to another, so I recommend you avoid contact with infected people. It is transmitted through the pharyngeal and nasal secretions.
- Antibiotic treatment of people who have had contact with the patient