Can Squeezing Zits Cause Brain Infections In 28-year-old Men?
Doctor, r n r nI am a 28-year-old man at noon yesterday at 12 noon deliberately squeezing a kind of zit with warm water under the right eye near the nose. I washed my hands with soap. R n r nAfter bleeding, I stopped him using hansaplast. R n r nhow long I took a nap after waking up at 5 pm, I experienced a neck / back head aching until today. r n r n After I browsed the symptoms of brain infection there was “sensitive to light “, now when I point the flashlight at my normal eyes. r n r nBut at the time when I wake up at 4 in the morning. My breath became heavy, while trying to sleep seemed to grip the back of the head will reappear, but when I stood up the gripping feeling had gradually disappeared. R n r n Is this the initial symptom or am I experiencing other pain? Thanks.
Good evening, thanks for the question
It is too early to diagnose an inflammation of the brain if you experience symptoms like this. Apart from the symptoms that you feel are not typical for inflammatory diseases in the brain, the symptoms of stiffness in the neck muscles called torticollis can be caused by organ disorders in the neck, such as:
1. Stiffness or tears in the muscles and neck ligaments for example due to overuse or an awkward sleeping position
2. Narrowing or inflammation of the pads (discs) that separate the vertebrae in the neck for example due to inflammation or degenerative processes
3. Fractures or displacement of bones and cervical joints, for example due to trauma
To reduce symptoms you can stretch your neck muscles slowly and not overdo it, compress the neck area with warm water, avoid static positions in the neck muscles for a long time, and use oral or topical anti-pain if the pain does not go away.
Beware if the symptoms of neck stiffness are accompanied by very severe headaches, high fever, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, seizures, until a decrease in awareness of the possibility of infection in the brain. Or if symptoms of neck stiffness arise, especially in the morning, swelling, and pain in the neck for possible autoimmune processes.
Do not hesitate to consult your condition with your doctor so you can do a more detailed physical examination.
So, hopefully it can be useful
Wassalam, Dr. Farah