I Want To Ask If I Have Meningitis?

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my head was often dizzy, then my back neck was groggy due to playing the game while looking down and just yesterday I had a bump on the head of the sideburn when pressed it felt sore.

Originally posted 2020-04-14 09:28:42.

1 Answer:

Hello Shafa, Thank you for the question.


The symptoms that you are experiencing are most likely not caused by meningitis. Meningitis is inflammation of the lining of the brain and spinal cord due to infection, either due to viruses, bacteria, or fungi. Symptoms experienced by people with meningitis include high fever, stiff neck, severe headaches, nausea, mumtah, eyes sensitive to light, difficulty concentrating, loss of consciousness, seizures. The stiffness in your back neck is most likely caused by muscle tension due to incorrect posture or from being in a certain position for too long. On the other hand, a bump in the head area that you are conveying can be caused by:


swollen lymph nodes, usually caused by an infection in the head and neck area, such as respiratory infections, strep throat, ear infections, dental infections
atheroma cyst
boils

You can do the following suggestions first:

improve your posture when on the move (for example when playing games)
avoid being in a certain position for too long without resting at all. Get used to resting and doing simple muscle stretches to prevent muscle tension
do a warm compress on the area of ​​the neck that hurts and on these lumps regularly
Paracetamol consumption according to the rules of use on the packaging of the drug if neck pain is quite disturbing

It is recommended that you see a doctor near the nearest lump in the head area, the bigger, the more painful, or pus, or if the symptoms of neck pain do not improve for more than 1 week. The doctor needs to do questions and answers to find out more about your condition, examine you, and do other imaging if necessary such as x-rays of the neck. Further treatment will be given by the doctor according to the cause. However, if these symptoms are accompanied by high fever (38 C or more) persistent, vomiting, seizures, please you immediately visit the emergency room of the nearest hospital so that you can immediately do the examination and appropriate treatment.


Hopefully this information helps you.

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