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Meningitis Acute First Aid - Herbal Treatment
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Meningitis is quite simply an inflammation of the meninges, which is the lining that encloses the brain inside the Skull.
There are a variety of reasons why this lining can become inflamed and in the old days it was associated with a variety of infections including commonly pathogens found in hen houses and pigeon coops.
Nowadays I would suggest a more likely cause would be a drug reaction to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, antibiotics or a wide range of other chemical medicines.
In my own practice I have found a disturbing number of examples of meningitis developing after a reaction to the measles vaccine.
The diagnostic test for Meningitis is very simple. If you lay a person with the severe headache, which you suspect to be meningitis on their back and lift their head up gently they will report that doing this causes severe pain. This movement actually stretches the meninges and causes great pain.
Normally patients end up in hospital in an acute case where their symptoms come on very quickly. Emergency treatment may include a lumbar puncture to identify the infection and relieve pressure on the brain, along with antibiotics.
I do not recommend that you try to treat an acute case at home but it is very useful to get some shock treatment (Rescue Remedy) and the herb Hypericum into the patient as soon as possible, even before any formal diagnosis. If you have Hypericum extract on hand I would recommend immediately giving small doses (10 drops of concentrated extract or 20 drops of tincture) along with the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy.
If someone is prone to Meningitis or is working in situations of high risk, it is very valuable to have this herbal combination on hand. Giving it immediately in case of a severe headache can safely and significantly improve recovery and minimise any risk of brain damage.
The Dosage for adults I recommend is 10 drops three to six times per day taken in water. For small children 3 - 5 drops per dose is recommended and I would recommend having this program on hand for all small children exposed to vaccinations, especially as I mentioned above, the measles vaccination.
This information is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
Herbal descriptions are examples of combinations of herbs and should not be interpreted to mean that this combination is for this condition.
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