Remedies for bacterial meningitis


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Since bacterial meningitis concerns the patient’s brain, an urgent medical remedy is required before the condition worsens and leads to much dangerous conditions or even death.

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Remedies for bacterial meningitis

  1. 1. Remedies for Bacterial Meningitis
  2. 2. Since bacterial meningitis concerns the patient’s brain, an urgent medical remedy is required before the condition worsens and leads to much dangerous conditions or even death. Meningitis is a medical concern wherein the protective tissue surrounding the brain swells or is inflamed due to virus, bacterial, or other types of infections.
  3. 3.  Initial symptoms of this condition are common and might eventually be neglected by the patient’s immediate family members; these include headaches, stiff neck, fever, nausea and/or vomiting, stomach or muscular pains, rapid or difficulty in breathing, etc. Due to these common signs and symptoms, it is always a must for the patient to be diagnosed and checked by a doctor.
  4. 4. Doctors will generally suggest the following immediate remedies or medications for bacterial meningitis: Antibiotics. Since the medical condition is caused by bacterial infection, it should primarily be treated with antibiotics or anti-bacterial drugs. And because of the nature of the disease to spread or worsen in just a short period of time, antibiotics should be intravenous or directly injected to the patient’s bloodstream.
  5. 5. Dependent on the type of infecting bacteria and severity of the condition, the doctor may induce a certain type of antibiotic or a combination of one or two variants. Inducing a combination of antibiotics also translates to a general treatment while the physician determines whether the condition is really bacterial meningitis or a viral one.
  6. 6. Corticosteroid. Another medical objective concerning bacterial meningitis is to contain the infection or reduce and avoid any further complication. This may be done by giving the patient dose of corticosteroid or dexamethasone.
  7. 7. Complementary Medications. Complementary medications are essential not only for the patient but his or her family members as well. To keep family member from contracting the infection, refampin is given to them. And when the unexpected seizure happens to the patient, diazepam or phenytoin is administered to him or her.
  8. 8. Alternative remedies for bacterial meningitis Though alternative remedies for bacterial meningitis aid in the alleviation of symptoms and corresponding complications, majority of these alternatives primarily target the improvement of the patient’s immune system and all other natural body defenses.
  9. 9. Alternative remedies, come in the form of herbal medications, vitamins, minerals, or nutritional supplements. Nonetheless, these complementary remedies help in improving the patient’s overall health.
  10. 10. Among the essential vitamins for this condition are those intended to be used as antioxidants, vitamins A, C, E, D, and the B vitamins. Mineral supplements of magnesium, zinc, calcium, and selenium are also of equal importance.
  11. 11. Recommended supplements include daily intake of omega3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10, probiotics, alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) or the good cholesterol (since the brain is made up of fats), and resveratrol.
  12. 12. For the herbal medicines, extracts of cat’s claw, Reishi mushroom, olive leaf, aged garlic, and chlorella have also been observed and proven to help aid in cases of bacterial meningitis. Learn more about bacterial meningitis vaccine here: 