Ways to prevent meningitis

Filed in: Meningitis.

In simple words, meningitis is an inflammation of the brain and the membranes of the spinal cord, usually caused by an infection. Not all forms of meningitis can be prevented, but there are few steps that can decrease the chances of contracting a variety of other bacteria and viruses, as well as reducing the risks of becoming infected with this condition.

Hand washing

Hand hygiene can stop the spread of viral meningitis. One should wash hands properly as often as reasonably possible as after using the bathroom, being in crowded public places or touching animals. You have to follow the 8 steps of the hand washing technique.

To be alert

Avoid contact with fluids since meningitis spreads through secretions instead of air.

Vaccination

Vaccination against meningitis helps prevent the attack of the disease at all ages. Bacterial meningitis can be prevented with vaccines.

Healthy body

The strong immune system of a body helps keep the infection away. One should try to maintain physical health through Healthy diet, habits, weight control, exercises, yoga and other ways to strengthen the body. Diabetes is an extremely important and common condition among the Indian population. Diabetics are more likely to fall into this condition.

Surroundings

The cleaning in the house must be maintained thoroughly. The house must be protected from external and internal agents that cause illness. Good disinfectant agents should be used in the kitchen, house floors, bathrooms and other places to prevent the spread of meningitis.

Treatment

One should visit a doctor if any of the signs and symptoms of meningitis are present. Some symptoms of meningitis include severe headache, sudden stiff neck high fever, and altered mental state.

Take some supplements

Vitamins such as A, C, D and E can help maintain good health. The risk of developing inflammation around the brain and spinal cord can be reduced by ingesting these essential elements.

Read the full article "Ways to prevent meningitis" that Dr. Pranav Ghodgaonkar wrote on Practo.com here: https://www.practo.com/healthfeed/ways-to-prevent-meningitis-21434/post

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