Our brain is one of our most essential organs. We simply cannot live without it. It is fairly well-protected thanks to our thick skull that helps keep it safe. It is not completely protected, however, and in addition to damage from heavy impacts, our brain can also develop infections.
There are different types of infection that can affect the brain, two of the most common being meningitis and encephalitis.
It is possible for patients to make a full recovery, but brain infections are very serious conditions that need expert medical assistance. Here are 10 symptoms of a brain infection to be aware of.
Symptom #1: Headache
A headache is one of those symptoms that the vast majority of us will develop at some point in our lives. Often, we will not be sure of why we have one at all. They are usually caused by something quite benign, while they can also sometimes be caused by something that is quite serious.
If you have a brain infection then the accompanying headache is likely to be quite severe. The severity will often let patients know that this is no ordinary headache and that they should see a doctor as soon as possible. This is especially the case if the headache is accompanied by other symptoms of a brain infection.