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Q... Do you have stiffness in neck ?
Since when you have these symptoms ?
Are they increasing or decreasing in intensity ?
These symptoms are increasing or decreasing ?
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These symptoms are indicative of possible lung or respiratory tract infection, in most cases these are viral, these last for around 5-7 days in most cases.
The symptoms of headache, abnormal brain sensation can occur with such infections.
Warning of red flag symptoms that indicate that there is something serious.
high grade fever
These symptoms in the head can be initial symptoms of infection spreading in the head or meningitis. So best option is to get a clinical examination ASAP
If you have symptoms of neck stiffness, headache or photophobia then you need to go to emergency
department right away.
You have questions ?
Well these can occur in viral infections because inflammation in the body can cause these abnormal sensations.
while on the other hand they if increasing can be indicative of presence of infection in this area
so no delay in evaluation
These are abnormal symptoms and can occur in initial cases of meningitis, but they are not diagnostic of meningitis they can just be due to generalized inflammation due to infection
We evaluate them by
keeping an eye on the symptoms
Everyone behaves differently to infections as immune system is different
This is a sign of infection in the body
along with fever
It is good to start amoxil, as these are mostly viral so best would have been to get tamiflu after testing for virus.
amoxil will only cover if this is bacterial which occurs in much lesser cases
I know how bad it feels if worse.
So meningitis should not be missed although as i have mentioned it can simply be a part of infection in the chest or extension in the ears.
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