Fulminant meningitis - the consequences purulent inflammation of the meninges

November 15, 2013

 fulminant meningitis
 Meninges damage occurs in various clinical embodiments. The most severe during a meningitis Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges  Meningitis - an inflammation of the meninges
 Which is caused by the bacterial flora. Fulminant meningitis is one of the forms of bacterial inflammation. This clinical form is more reactive name or fulminant meningitis. It notes the existence of a high mortality rate, so medical assistance should be provided urgently.


Ways of infection

Acute development of the inflammatory process associated with exposure to pathogenic bacteria. Based on the results of bacteriological research of cerebrospinal fluid it was found that as the pathogen can perform the following microorganisms:

  • meningococcus
  • pneumococci
  • streptococci

The disease may develop as a complication of any pathological process in the organism. Pathology of the kidney, lung, oral cavity or airway predisposes to hematogenous spread of bacteria. The current source of the infection is a predisposing factor, so it is necessary to carry out preventive measures to prevent the development of inflammation. Outside the period of aggravation of the patient should receive comprehensive preventive treatment, which will be directed to the inhibition of the infection process and increase the body's defenses. An indication of the effectiveness of the treatment is to reduce the frequency of exacerbations of the disease.

Reactive inflammation leads to an inflammatory process involving in not only meninges and blood vessels and nerves at the site of the lesion. Due to the fulminant course of the disease death occurs during the first day. The children developed severe changes in even shorter time, which is reflected in the high mortality rates of meningitis.


The complexity of timely diagnosis

The speed of development of pathological process makes it difficult to conduct diagnostic activities. In some cases, the clinical picture is no time to develop fully, when times are already irreversible changes that are the cause of death. One of the first symptoms of fulminant meningitis are as follows:

  • temperature rise to high values
  • headache, sore throat
  • vomiting, which is becoming indomitable, multiple
  • pronounced changes in the neck muscles

As a result of the defeat at the level of the nerves may predominate symptoms associated with neurological symptoms, the patient developed paresis and paralysis. There is a loss of muscle, most of oculomotor and facial.

The initial symptoms of meningitis jet can be regarded as respiratory disease, as the disease is on the background high temperature (increases to hectic values) and intoxication syndrome. Delayed diagnosis can cost a patient's life, so you should pay attention to the complaints of headache and symptoms of meningeal symptoms.

Stormy clinical picture and rapidity of onset of symptoms makes it impossible in some cases to conduct a full clinical and laboratory examination of the patient. This is especially observed in severe cases of meningitis flow. If the diagnosis can be established in a timely manner, the prognosis is favorable for life.

Major complications that are possible with the lightning-fast form of meningitis associated with the development of infectious and toxic shock syndrome and cerebral edema. Death occurs due to patients of acute adrenal insufficiency. Pronounced swelling of the brain can occur wedging structures of the brain in the hole of the base of the brain. The presence of one of these two complications will determine the choice of treatment strategy, as it has distinctive features.


What tools can be attributed to the drug of choice for meningitis

Distribution of purulent inflammation that develops in the fleeting meningitis can be prevented only by the appointment of antibacterial drugs. Given that the disease process is characterized by fast-flowing, it is not recommended to wait for the results of bacteriological studies to determine the sensitivity to antibiotics Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?  Antibiotics - whether they will help you in the foreseeable future?
 . The drug of choice in such a situation are those antibiotics that act on a wide range of microbial pathogens.

Acceptance of antimicrobials should be on for at least ten days, but in severe cases, the formation in the brain tissue purulent foci need to extend the holding therapy. The preparations are administered intravenously or intramuscularly, depending on the clinical situation, they may be used endolyumbalno that feeds a supply of the drug into the spinal canal. A good therapeutic effect have agents from the group of third-generation cephalosporins. If the patient has no individual intolerance of penicillin, it is recommended to make extensive use of antibiotics in this group.

With the development of the patient's clinical infectious-toxic shock intensive therapy aimed at combating intoxication. Infusion therapy promotes the excretion of the bacterial toxins that are the cause of pathological state. If reactive meningitis Reactive meningitis - a response to infection  Reactive meningitis - a response to infection
   complicated by edema Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause  Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
   the brain, the therapeutic measures will be aimed at the elimination of the phenomenon of the hydration of the brain. If treatment is started within the first day, we can expect a positive result and the absence of serious consequences for health. The effects are primarily concerned with the development of neurological disorders, paralysis formation. The most at risk of developing complications of the children, so it is important to timely diagnosis and prescribe the necessary amount of therapy.

Marina Solovyov

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The sciatic nerve and traditional medicine: the treatment without a doctor

December 28, 2011

 sciatic nerve folk medicine
 Traditional medicine has a lot of experience in the treatment of diseases of the sciatic nerve, so it makes sense to use some proven methodologies as part of an integrated treatment of such diseases. Of course, all methods of treatment, including the people, should be agreed with your doctor.


Treatment of diseases of the sciatic nerve with the help of herbal medicine

The main symptom of diseases of the sciatic nerve is the pain that arises from irritation of the sciatic nerve with different agents and amplified by voltage protection (spasm) of the muscles. In order to relieve these pains, apply a variety of herbal medicinal products both internally and externally.

In addition, traditional medicine attaches great importance to nutrition in diseases of the sciatic nerve. Recommended lacto-vegetarian food, drinking plenty of fluids in the form of stewed fruit, fresh juices, herbal teas. We do not recommend sharp, salty, smoked, fried, fatty and sweet foods, alcohol, strong tea and coffee.


Tools for internal use

Inside to relieve pain in diseases of the sciatic nerve The sciatic nerve: how to avoid the excruciating pain?  The sciatic nerve: how to avoid the excruciating pain?
   traditional medicine recommends taking the following means:

  • decoction of the collection - to take dry chopped raw material: viburnum flowers and herbs of thyme - three teaspoons; calendula flowers - four teaspoons, horsetail herb - six teaspoons; All mix thoroughly, take two tablespoons of the collection, pour half a liter of water, bring to a boil, cook for five minutes, cool, strain, top up to the initial level and take half cup three times a day for half an hour before meals;
  • the infusion of fresh leaves dogwood - a tablespoon of crushed leaves, pour a glass of boiling water for thirty minutes, potsedit and take half a cup four times a day for half an hour before meals;
  • boil two tablespoons of dry powdered flowers of St. John's wort St. John's wort and its beneficial properties - whether a miracle?  St. John's wort and its beneficial properties - whether a miracle?
   four tablespoons of melted butter, a little salt the mixture and add a tablespoon to two cups of beer to drink during the day.


The funds for external use

For pain relief following suit external funds offered by traditional medicine:

  • for pain along the sciatic nerve to the sore spot for the night to put fresh burdock leaf bottom (fluffy) side, wrapping the top and leave overnight (do at least one week in a row);
  • rub the night the most painful places tincture of eucalyptus (it can be bought at the pharmacy);
  • analgesic ointment: take one and a half tablespoons of powder milled conker, a tablespoon of camphor oil, and one and a half tablespoons of domestic lard, mix thoroughly, apply a thin layer on a cloth and apply to the affected area;
  • hot compress: 200 g of ground horseradish and black radish (grate), a tablespoon of vinegar, salt and kerosene; All mix, insist for a week, and then put on a napkin tablespoon of the mixture, attach to the affected area, on top of the usual make a compress; do better at night, do not keep more than an hour;
  • packs of honey with horseradish: a tablespoon of grated horseradish mixed with two spoons of honey, spread on cloth, cover with another napkin to attach to the sore spot, above - normal wrap, which can hold about three hours;
  • tincture of flowers acacia: 100 g of dry powdered acacia flowers pour 300 ml of vodka, insist in a warm place for a week, strain and rub the most painful parts of the body;
  • wild cherry bark tincture: 100 g of dry powdered bark pour 0, 5 liters of vodka, insist for a week, filtered and used as grinding;
  • compresses from birch leaves: fresh birch leaves pour boiling water, apply a thick layer on the sore spot, put a compress for three hours;
  • poultice of fresh horseradish root: root grate on a grater, and together with juice and a small amount of cream applied to the affected area, make a compress on top; keep no more than an hour.

In addition, to relieve tension from the muscles, which increases the pain, it is recommended povodit massage. But this procedure is better to trust the professionals, as a real relaxing massage, spend not so simple. MISCONDUCT massage can enhance muscle spasm and thus pain.


After sharp pain will

During this period, you can already afford to hold home water treatment, for example, as follows:

  • turpentine bath with white or yellow emulsion in a day;
  • sage bath: 200 g dry herb sage Sage - cvyaschennaya grass  Sage - cvyaschennaya grass
   put in a bag made of fabric, make a bucket of boiling water for two hours, pour into the tub, pour it with warm water and take a bath at a temperature of 36-37 ° C for fifteen minutes a day.

After a course of water treatment can proceed in a gradual hardening - this will in time to prevent the common cold, which often provoke the exacerbation of diseases of the sciatic nerve. To do this in the morning you can take a warm shower first, and then gradually reduce the temperature of the water. After the procedure, you need to actively become powdered dry towel.

In folk medicine have recipes for all occasions.

Galina Romanenko

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