For mild encephalitis, your doctor will recommend rest, a healthy diet(incl plenty of liquids), acetaminophen for headaches and fever. Some viruses, eg herpes simplex virus and varicella-zoster virus, can be treated with antiviral drugs. For one of these virus-induced types of encephalitis, your doctor will probably start treatment with antivirals immediately. As well as antivirals, your doctor may prescribe anti-inflammatory drugs, eg corticosteroids, to help reduce swelling and pressure within your skull; anticonvulsant drugs for the seizures. After the illness, you may also need physical and speech therapy.

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