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Forum Name: Other infections
|beauregard - Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:13 pm||
I am 51 year old female. I finished an antibiotic (bactrim I think) a few days ago for a Staph infection that was diagnosed two weeks ago. Now I have serious headache, stiff neck and am bothered by light. I also still have some spots that I thought were from the staph infection. Could this be related to staph? Does this sound serious? I have no fever but have been taking advil. I have a general unwellness feeling. thanks
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:34 pm||
I would recommend you see a doctor as soon as possible. The symptoms you are describing are concerning for meningitis. Meningitis may be a simple annoyance or it may be a very serious infection depending on the cause.
This may or may not be related to your recent staph infection.
Testing is really the only way to tell for sure.
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