Meningitis symptoms
Meningitis

  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term fever describes a body temperature that is higher than normal. According to the Mayo Clinic, normal body temperature is typically 37 degrees C, or 98.6 degrees F, though this can vary. A short-term increase in body temperature can help th...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sweet's syndrome is also called acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis. Its primary symptoms are skin lesions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Ademetionine is a form of the amino acid methionine. Low levels of folate or vitamin B12 can cause a drop in ademetionine. It is not found in foods.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Headaches are extremely common-almost everyone will experience at least one tension headache in their lives-but they usually go away without causing further problems. However, if you experience any of the situations below, you should see a doctor ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Seven out of 10 people in the U.S. have at least one headache per year, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). And it is estimated that 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Headaches are an important cause of days mi...
    Source:HLCMS
  • If you're seeing a doctor about headaches, here are five questions you may want to ask. If you suffer headaches frequently, medication overuse can be a big problem. If your body becomes accustomed to the medicine, you can experience rebound headac...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A headache is any kind of pain in the head, scalp, or neck. There are many different kinds of headaches, with many different causes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Post-concussion syndrome, or post-concussive syndrome (PCS), refers to the lingering symptoms following a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury. Symptoms vary but include headache, dizziness, and depression.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Headaches can be caused by many factors, including genetics and dietary triggers. In women, fluctuating hormone levels are a major contributing factor in chronic headaches and menstrual migraines. Hormone levels change during the menstrual cycle,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Lightheadedness is feeling as if you might faint. Your body may feel heavy while your head feels as if it is not getting enough blood.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Motion sickness is a sensation of wooziness that usually occurs when someone is traveling by car, boat, plane, or train. It can cause an upset stomach, nausea, cold sweats, dizziness, and headache.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Each trimester is marked by a baby's growth and by body changes in the mother.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Vomiting is a forceful discharge of stomach contents. Vomiting can be a one-time event linked to something that doesn't settle right in the stomach. Recurrent vomiting may be attributed to numerous underlying medical conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term "chills" refers to a feeling of being cold that is accompanied by shivering or shaking. Chills can be accompanied by goose bumps or goose flesh-small bumps that raise the hair on your skin. Chills...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Irritability is a feeling of agitation that can occur when someone is provoked. It can also be a symptom of a mental disorder or medical condition. Irritability generally causes a person to feel frustrated easily. Often this frustration results in...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Any abnormalities, inflammation, or injury to the neck can cause pain or stiffness. In many cases, neck pain is due to poor posture, normal wear and t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Agitation is a feeling of aggravation or restlessness brought on by provocation or a medical condition. It is normal for people to feel agitated from time to time. It is often a direct result of everyday stresses caused by work or school. However,...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A generalized tonic-clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure, is a disturbance in the functioning of both sides of your brain. This disturbance sends out electrical signals to your muscles, nerves, or glands. These signals can make you...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Apnea is slowed or stopped breathing that usually occurs during sleep. Bruises can result from the mask worn to aid in breathing, called CPAP.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Alertness and being oriented to place and time are major characteristics of consciousness. Alertness means that you are able to respond appropriately to the people and things around you. You are oriented when you know who you are, where you are, w...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperature. A compounding factor can be dehydration (lack of fluids.
    Source:Healthline
  • The body is hotter than normal body temperature when touched. Feverish, feel hot, feeling hot, feels hot and feverish, hot to touch Sometimes a person feels hot to touch due to illness or environmental situation that causes elevated core temperatu...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is when bright lights hurt your eyes. It can be associated with a number of conditions, ranging from minor to very serious.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Separated sutures are large gaps in the skull of an infant that are not typical. A young child's head is composed of six bony plates that fuse together as the child ages. The edges of the plates are connected and form what is known as a suture. Su...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Opisthotonos is a type of abnormal posturing caused by strong muscle spasms. It mainly affects babies and young children because their nervous systems have not fully developed. Some of the conditions associated with it are serious, so prompt medic...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hypersomnia is a condition that causes a patient to feel sleepy throughout the day.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Feeling abnormally sleepy or tired during the day is commonly known as drowsiness. Drowsiness may lead to additional symptoms, such as forgetfulness or falling asleep at inappropriate times. ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Anorexia is the abnormal loss of appetite for food. It can be a symptom of diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and some neurological conditions.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Disorientation is a type of alteration of mental status. Orientation is knowledge of one's personal identity, location, date, time and present situation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • A fontanelle is more commonly known as a soft spot. When a baby is born, he or she typically has several soft spots where the bones of the skull have not yet fused. A newborn has fontanelles on the top, back, and sides of the head. It is important...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abnormal posturing refers to rigid body movements and chronic abnormal positions of the body. This symptom is not the same as showing poor posture or slumping over. Rather, it is often the result of a serious spinal cord or brain injury. Abnormal ...
    Source:HLCMS
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