Treatments may include:
corticosteroids (to reduce
mechanical ventilation (to help with breathing)
lukewarm sponge baths
anticonvulsants (to prevent or stop seizures
sedatives (for restlessness, aggressiveness, and irritability)
fluids (sometimes through an iv)
the best way to prevent viral encephalitis
is to take precautions to avoid exposure to viruses that can cause the disease:
practice good hygiene. Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water, particularly after using the toilet and before and after meals.
Don't share utensils. Don't share tableware and beverages.
Teach your children good habits. Teach your children to practice good hygiene and to avoid sharing utensils at home and school.
Get vaccinations. Keep your own and your children's vaccinations current. Before traveling, talk to your doctor about recommended vaccinations for different destinations.