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Meningitis

Meningitis

Meningitis
First, what is meningis?
They are the membranes covering the brain Meningitis can be either bacterial, viral, or fungal Here we will talk about meningitis The most important cause is a bacteria called “meningococcus”. This bacteria is present in the throat of 10 percent of people and does not cause any symptoms The route of infection is through contaminated droplets from the infected person or the person carrying the bacteria…. After this, it enters the blood of the healthy person and begins to spread to the spinal cord and brain and begins. Injury to the meninges or the membranes surrounding them. Symptoms of the initial meningitis infection begin with symptoms similar to a cold or influenza Quickly, within hours, symptoms develop into those of meningitis, which are 👇
👈 Sudden extreme fever
👈 Severe abnormal headache
👈 Stiffness and stiffness in the neck
👈Regurgitation with headache
👈 Delirium and the beginning of loss of consciousness
👈 cramps
👈 Insomnia
👈 Complete loss of appetite
👈 Skin rash in some cases
And its symptoms for children and infants
👈 Sudden high temperature
👈 Continuous, uninterrupted crying that is unusual or natural
👈 There is no ability to breastfeed at all 👈 Swollen anterior fontanel
👈 Spasm and stiffness in the neck muscles
These symptoms are similar to many diseases…
When do we go to the doctor?
Of course, there are many similar symptoms from many simple diseases such as colds and so on, but the symptoms that worry us when they appear in our children are: sudden fever with severe headaches, nausea, and constant sudden vomiting with stiffness in the neck.
These symptoms are caused by sudden increase in brain pressure due to meningitis In principle, when the condition is suspected, a doctor must be visited immediately to determine the problem. If there is any doubt, the child must be detained in the hospital, isolated, and begin treatment immediately with antibiotics. How can we reduce the chances of infection?
What are the methods of prevention?
Since it is transmitted through droplets from an infected person or contamination of any object with the droplet, the first and most important thing is personal hygiene and continuous hand washing. Teaching children how to wash their hands, especially after eating, using the toilet, or after being in crowded places
👈 Every child must have his own personal belongings and not use other people’s belongings.
👈 Maintaining general health and eating more fruits and vegetables, because they contain a large amount of vitamins that improve immunity and general resistance of the body.
👈And staying away from the source of infection as much as possible, even if we can wear a mask on our face while mingling.
Currently, one of the most important methods of prevention has become available, which is vaccination against the causes of bacterial meningitis It is the meningitis serum This consists of 3 types responsible for bacterial meningitis and protects against the disease almost completely May you and your children be safe