How should I prepare for an appointment to diagnose encephalitis?

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Prepare for your appointment by making a note of all your symptoms and any medications that you are taking. Inform your doctor if mosquitoes or ticks have bitten you. This is frequently a factor that leads to encephalitis. Also, make a list of any questions that you might want to ask your doctor. Taking a family member with you to the appointment may also prove beneficial, especially if you are feeling very ill.

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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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