Meningitis is a condition that is either bacterial or viral in nature. It is basically the swelling along the spinal cord as well as the lining of the brain. Bacterial meningitis is a very serious condition that may result in death if left untreated. There are different types of bacteria that cause meningitis, but the most common form that plagues humans is meningococcal. These bacteria encourage the development of septicemia, a blood infection that may occur with or without the presence of meningitis.
Viral meningitis on the other hand is non-life threatening, but can however create serious complications among children. In the case of viral meningitis, septicemia or blood infection usually does not manifest as one of its symptoms.
In this article, we will provide you with different remedies that can manage the symptoms associated with viral meningitis.
Avoid the intake of liquid –based foods
Aside from the usual medical treatment prescribed by doctors, an assistive management procedure is to avoid the intake of liquid foods. This is especially important during the first few days of treatment. The only liquid that can be provided to a patient is oral rehydration salt combined with lukewarm water for regular consumption.
Patients may also be provided with fruit juice after a few days. Fruit juices feature high nutritional content that boost body resistance as well as energy. Increase fluid intake also increases urinary output that adds to relief from unwanted symptoms.
Use Ice Pack
If the patient is suffering from extremely high fever; 102 degrees Farenheit and above, an ice pack should be used for management. The low temperature of cold packs will help in reducing body temperature and stop the fever and chills.
Ideally, ice packs are made to contact with the skin for at least three hours at a time. Do this for one whole day, or until the fever subsides.
Neutral Immersion Bath
Neutral immersion baths are ideal for people suffering from conditions that affect the brain and spinal cord. The bath is recommended to be taken at least half an hour before going to bed. The water temperature should be kept at a stable 95 degrees Farenheit. Before stepping into the tub, the patient should first apply a wet, cold cloth on the forehead region. Blood circulation significantly improves as a result neutral immersion bath.
Chlorella is a small plant that features high amounts of chlorophyll; a substance that transports oxygenated blood to various parts of the body. Chlorella helps in cleansing the blood of impurities. In addition, chlorophyll also contains high levels of vitamins and minerals in their bio-available form. Furthermore, the vitamins and minerals found in chlorophyll are easily digestible and highly absorbable, thus making them far superior than synthetic supplements.
For meningitis recovery management, chlorella should be part of daily regimen.