Are there alternative treatments for encephalitis?

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Encephalitis can be unpredictable and is difficult to treat using conventional methods. In many cases, treatment consists of alleviating symptoms and providing support. Alternative treatments for relieving joint pain may include physical therapy. Eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of rest may be beneficial for fatigue caused by encephalitis. Anti-inflammatories such as acetaminophen can relieve headaches and fevers.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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