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Suggest treatment for viral meningitis in a child

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Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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Posted on Mon, 22 Aug 2016 in Asthma and Allergy
Question: My son is 2 years old and has been getting viral fevers every one or two weeks on and off since 5 weeks.He has developed rashes all over the body and has become very irritable once the fever subsides.Though his appetite is normal, he has become very agitated,keeps crying without any reason and is inconsolable at times during these periods.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Better to rule out viral meningitis.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Rashes are common after viral infection.
But recurrent agitation, crying, irritability etc are not common symptoms after viral infection.
These symptoms are commonly seen with meningitis in children.
And viral infection can cause meningitis.
So better to consult pediatrician and get done clinical examination to rule out viral meningitis.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. Wishing good health to your son. Thanks.
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