Brain infection, brain abscess: Experts advise wearing gloves
The brain is a delicate organ, and it’s important to be prepared to take the next step in treatment, said Dr. Joseph Ochs, director of the Center for Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center.
Ochs also noted that the brain’s surface area can increase after a surgery or trauma.
“When the brain gets damaged, it can become more susceptible to infections,” he said.
He also said that the infection that can occur after a brain injury can be very dangerous.
“If the infection becomes persistent, then it’s very difficult to get the infection to go away,” Ochst said.
“It’s very possible to develop brain absolution and then relapse into the condition.”
The brain is very fragile, and the brain can become infected or more resistant to antibiotics, Och said.
Doctors should also be aware that if you’re getting brain infection while you’re out on your own, the infection may be transmitted to other people.
If you have symptoms that you’re not experiencing, then your brain is probably infected and you should seek immediate medical care, Oich said.