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INFLAMMATION in head CT scan. Should I worry?

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Hello doctor I'm Riaz I had ct scan for my head today and the doctor said to me that I have inflammation what does this mean and he said not to worry too muc h

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Hello. Thank you for your query at I understand your concern. Inflammation of the brain needs thorough evaluation. It can indicate encephalitis which needs treatment right away, or it can also indicate meningitis, inflammation of the meningeal layer in the brain. I need to know about your symptoms. Why did you get a CT at the first place? Did you have any neck stiffness? Any vomiting? Any visual disturbances? Any seizures? If possible also upload the CT interpretation report. Awaiting your reply, Regards.

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I had headache and I was stressing much about it but my doctor said to me it could be allergy or tooth infection he said nothing serious all good he didn't give me any tablet said to use steam and intake It to nose and use Vicks and I have depression problem


Now it seems that your doctor had said you have inflammation, not 'inflammation of the brain'.
Your doctor must have referred to inflammation of the sinuses since your symptoms all point to that. This could be due to an allergy. So he has advised steam inhalation as well. This is definitely nothing to worry about.

Inflammation simply means congestion with or without swelling, of any part of the body.

So please relax and follow your doctor's advice and take tregular steam inhalations. This will relieve the sinus congestion and inflammation and in turn your symptom of headache.

If the headache is unbearable you can OTC like Ibuprofen once with food.

If you are still worried about the CT result, please upload the report so that I can help you further.

I hope your doubt is cleared. Feel free to ask queries.


Patient replied :

Thanks doctor all good god bless you (:

It was my pleasure. Thank you for the wishes.
Wish you good health.
Take care.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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