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Treatment for viral meningitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   wondering how long viral meningitis usually lasts
User :   i have had it for 9 days and i still dont feel better
Doctor :   since how long u have
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   usually 7 to 10 days
Doctor :   by that time u should recover
Doctor :   r u there
User :   i will ive it another day then
Doctor :   it depends on the patient
Doctor :   some patient recover soon
Doctor :   some later
User :   well i had a check up today and my temp is still high
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   continue with ur treatment
User :   and im still getting confused
Doctor :   basically symptomatic
User :   ?
Doctor :   to control ur fever
Doctor :   high temperature
User :   how do i get rid of confusion
User :   and dizzyness
Doctor :   it needs evaluation
Doctor :   u must be dehydrate
Doctor :   so feel confused and dizzy
Doctor :   have adequate fluids
Doctor :   along with antiviral medication
User :   im not taking anti viral meds
Doctor :   Viral meningitis may improve without treatment in a few days
Doctor :   ok
User :   they gave me panadine fort for pain
Doctor :   u have to see ur physician
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that should be fine
User :   i was in hospital
User :   for 5 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   ok
Doctor :   did they mention
Doctor :   anything during discharge
User :   yes its very contageous
User :   make sure no1 drinks from my cups ect
Doctor :   yep
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   take pain reliefe and i should feel better in 7 to 14 days
Doctor :   yep u should be fine in 7 to 10 days
Doctor :   sometimes 14 days
User :   well its already been 9
Doctor :   depends on the patient's general condition
User :   sense i first got it
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   u should be fine
User :   ok thanks for your help
Doctor :   soon
User :   can i catch it from a pool?
Doctor :   possible
Doctor :   since it spreads from coughing,sneezing
User :   am i safe to go to work tomorro in the pool?
Doctor :   kissing
Doctor :   i mean droplet
Doctor :   infection
Doctor :   quiet possible
Doctor :   even sharing cigarettes could have caused
User :   ok thanks for your help im tired and i filled in that sheet... u sent
User :   yeah i dont smoke
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   have adequate rest
Doctor :   u should recover with that
User :   mine was from the cold virus'
User :   they said
Doctor :   ok
User :   bye bye
Doctor :   bye
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