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MENINGITIS: Prevention and Cure

 Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges. This is the membrane that covers the brain and cord. The most causes of meningitis are viral and bacterial infections. Meningitis is contagious. It can be transmitted by coughing, sneezing, or close contact contact. Some other causes include: cancer, chemical irritation, fungi, drug allergies.


   SYMPTOMS OF MENINGITIS
 The symptoms of meningitis varies by age. Teens and young adults may have headache, fever, stiff neck, drowsiness and seizures.

 Infants may be iritable, refuse to eat, cry when being held, have soft spots on the head. Young children may cough or have trouble breathing.

 PREVENTING MENINGITIS
 Wash your hands to prevent exposure to infectious agents. Teach your children to wash their hands often, especially before and after eating, and after using the toilet.
 Stay healthy. Maintain your immune system by getting enough rest, exercising regularly, eat healthy diets with plenty of fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Cover your mouth when you need to cough or sneeze.
  The use of garlic has been found to be very effective home remedy for meningitis. The juice extracted from three cloves of garlic and mixed with some fruit or vegatable juice should be given to the patient for obtaining quicker relief.

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