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Aseptic Meningitis Treatments


Treatment includes:

  • Rest and fluids
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Aspirin —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
If encephalitis is present:
  • IV antiviral drugs and other medications may be given

If you are diagnosed with viral meningitis, follow your doctor's instructions .

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2022 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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