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Symptoms of meningitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi..what are the symptoms of meningitis(however its spelt)?? and what happens if you get it?
Doctor :   high grade fever, altered conciousness
Doctor :   headache
Doctor :   seizures occassionally
Doctor :   neck rigidity
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User :   what do you mean by neck rigidity?
Doctor :   inability to bend the neck and touch the chin to your torso
Doctor :   the details please?
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User :   ok..ive got a swollen neck and dont know why ive got it..also ive got continous headaches...and ear ache...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is your neck diffusely enlarged
Doctor :   or is it a local swelling?
User :   local swelling i think?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   on one side or in the centre?
User :   one side
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i think you have a respiratory infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   your age?
User :   16
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest you take a paracetamol tablet 500mg
Doctor :   thrice daily after food
User :   i get this most of the time..but i get sharp pains in my chest too..
Doctor :   and get yourself checked with an ENt doc
User :   ok
User :   i get this most of the time..but i get sharp pains in my chest too..
Doctor :   it happens in infection
Doctor :   i suggest you avoid cold and dust
Doctor :   do steam inhalation with sinarest caps
User :   right ok
Doctor :   anything else
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   i get pains on my left side..
Doctor :   do you get any cough?
User :   yes it hurts when i do
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i think you should get yourself checked up with an ENTdoc
User :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
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