My daughters father is in the hospital with bacterial mening

Patient : My daughters father is in the hospital with bacterial meningitis, i am very concerned and hoping she does not get it. She was with him Friday-sunday. He's been sick since Tuesday. Should I take her in to her doctors? Will they be able to see any infection? She is 6 yrs old. Thank you for your time!
Doctor :   Hello. Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you. Bacterial Meningitis is communicable. And the main issu e is that your kid is just 6 years old. Children and old aged persons are more prone to catch the infection. In such scenario, you should discuss the issue with your doctor, he may give her prophylactic antibiotics for the same. Also keep a watch, if she gets any headache, fever, irritability you should take her to the doctors immediately. Share my opinion with your doctor. I hope it helps. Stay Healthy

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I had a small cut on my fingernail and a few weeks ago after a bowel movement some fecal matter got through the...

Q: I just used a public toliet. While going to the bathroom (pooping) the poop hit the toilet water and splashed back up...

Q: I have blister and redness on skin next to big toenail and below toe nail red spots. Nail has had white fungus on it...

Q: Hi doctor, My mother in law used a bar of soap that had remnants of raw ground chicken on it to wash her hands. She ...

Q: What is the best course of treatment for persistent Blastocystis Hominis?

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews