- Rest and fluids
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
—Note: Aspirin is not recommended for children with a current or recent viral infection
- Check with your doctor before giving a child aspirin
- Antibiotics may be given for 2 to 3 days while waiting for bacterial cultures to be reported as negative
- IV antiviral drugs and other medications may be given
If you are diagnosed with viral meningitis, follow your doctor's instructions .
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