Brain Fever is Dangerous! Know Its Treatment and Complications

Brain fever or Encephalitis is an inflammation of brain tissue. It is mostly caused via viral infections and sometimes bacterial infections can cause brain fever.

Risk Factors for Encephalitis:

The groups that risk of Encephalitis are:

  • People who live in a location where mosquitoes and ticks are common
  • Kids under the age of 1
  • People with weak immunity system
  • Older adults

Complications in Brain Fever-

People who suffer with severe brain fever will experience these complications.

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of memory
  • Epilepsy
  • Behavioral or personality changes
  • Intellectual disability
  • Physical weakness
  • Vision problem
  • Speaking issue
  • Hearing problem
  • Coma
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Death

How Is Encephalitis Treated?

Anti-viral medications can be useful for treating herpes encephalitis. However, they are not only successful in treating other kinds of encephalitis. Instead, treatment frequently targets on relieving symptoms. These treatments may comprise:

  • Take rest
  • Lukewarm sponge baths
  • Mechanical ventilation (help in breathing)
  • Corticosteroids (reduce brain inflammation)
  • Anticonvulsants (prevent seizures)
  • Fluids (sometimes by an IV)
  • Sedatives (for irritability, aggressiveness and restlessness)

If needed, you can be hospitalized during the whole treatment, particularly with brain swelling and seizures.

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