Treatments for Encephalitis


Treatment list for Encephalitis: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Encephalitis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Encephalitis discussion: Antiviral medications may be prescribed for herpes encephalitis or other severe viral infections. Antibiotics may be prescribed for bacterial infections. Anticonvulsants are used to prevent or treat seizures. Corticosteroids are used to reduce brain swelling and inflammation. Sedatives may be needed for irritability or restlessness. Over-the-counter medications may be used for fever and headache. Individuals with encephalitis or bacterial meningitis are usually hospitalized for treatment. 1

1. excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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