Meningitis is an infection of the coverings around the brain and spinal cord. These infection occurs most often in children, teens, and young adults. Also older adults and people who have long-term health problems, such as a weakened immune system are also at risk.
SYMPTOMS OF MENINGITIS
Symptoms which may appear suddenly are :
- High fever,
- Severe and persistent headache,
- Neck Stiffness,
- Nausea and Vomiting
Changes in behavior, such as confusion, sleepiness, and difficulty waking up, are important symptoms.
In infants, Irritability or tiredness, Poor feeding, and fever
TYPES OF MENINGITIS
There are two main kinds of meningitis : -
- Viral meningitis :- It is very common. It usually does not cause serious illness. In severe cases, it can cause prolonged fever and seizures.
- Bacterial meningitis :- It is not as common but is very serious. It needs to be treated right away to prevent brain damage and death.
What is encephalomyelitis ?
Encephalomyelitis is the term used to refer to inflammation of both the brain and spinal cord. It can be caused by a variety of conditions that lead to irritation of the brain and spinal cord. Among the common causes of encephalomyelitis are viruses which infect the nervous tissues (for example, herpes zoster virus). People with encephalomyelitis can exhibit combinations of the various symptoms of either encephalitis or meningitis.
The prognosis for encephalitis or meningitis varies. Some cases are mild, short, and relatively benign and patients have full recovery.
HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR MENINGITIS
Homeopathic treatment totally depend upon totallity of symptoms of the disease. Since one patient differs from another each requires a different medicine based on his individual and mental symptoms. some commomn homeopaticmedicine for this problem are APIS MEL, BELLADONA, BAPTISIA, ARNICA.