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Medicines for viral fever, symptoms of malaria - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello,
i am having very mild fever, can it be malaria? for last two days i was feeling kinda nervous and today since evening i feel i have a mild fever.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi :)
Doctor :   Dr XXX
Doctor :   Do you have associated chills with the fever
Doctor :   And vommitting?
User :   i think not..
User :   no vomitting till now.
Doctor :   Then probably you are just having an viral fevre
Doctor :   *fever
User :   and for almost last one month i don't go out much.. it's like i only go for an evening walk that's it..
Doctor :   Thats ok
Doctor :   see viral fever is mostly from water transmission
Doctor :   I will advise you to take Paracetomol(calpol 500 mg)
Doctor :   Every sixth hourly when you have fever
Doctor :   Thats sufficient
User :   okie.. thx
Doctor :   generally fever will subside in three days
User :   should i go for blood test?
Doctor :   Once the fever prolongs more than 5 days then you will require blood check
User :   oh ok. so right now i shouldn't worry about malaria?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   okie.
Doctor :   The main symtoms of malaria are
Doctor :   1. sever vomitting
Doctor :   2. dehydartion
Doctor :   3, chills
Doctor :   yellowish discoloration of conjunctiva
Doctor :   5. occasionally loose stools
Doctor :   You dont have any of them
Doctor :   So dont have to worry
Doctor :   Just take calpol you will get well
Doctor :   And sufficient rest
User :   okie.. i dont have good apatite as well for last few days...
User :   i am taking enough rest ...
Doctor :   Thats alwasy with fevre
Doctor :   *fever
Doctor :   Because of the metallic taste in mouth you will have decresed appetite
Doctor :   Its ok will get normal in few days#
User :   okie..
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   just for curiosity, umm if it's gonna be malaria, how much time will it take me to not be able to go to hospital myself..
User :   as i live alone
Doctor :   It will take three days after onset of symptoms
User :   oh okie.. so i should take paracitamol ..
Doctor :   Yes if you run temperature then should
User :   umm could you suggest me the prescription for taking it?
Doctor :   Its an OTC drug can be taken without prescription
Doctor :   Just get in medical shops
Doctor :   Calpol 500mg 6th hourly
User :   okie for how long?
Doctor :   Max three days
User :   okie thanks
User :   i wanna ask one more question
Doctor :   Yes proceed
User :   two weeks before, all of a sudden i felt very nervous, like i am having low blood pressure for no reason.
Doctor :   Are you in lot of stress/ shifted new job/ location
User :   and then i started having good food and took plenty of rest and i was oky after that
Doctor :   when was your last Medical check done
Doctor :   And your age?
User :   umm no. i am 25 years old and never had any such health issues. and i am not stressed at all. i did not even had fever in last 3 years
Doctor :   Ok thats great
Doctor :   I have to ask few more quesstions to help you better
User :   and for last two days, again i started to have such nervousness but i did not let it reach that extreme point like last time as i slept a lot and had nutritious food.
User :   okie please ask
Doctor :   Do you smoke/ consume alcohol
Doctor :   Is your eating habits regular
User :   i do not smoke. and i drank alcohol almost 2 months back
Doctor :   How much out door activity do you involve
User :   ya thats what i want to tell you. my eating habbits are messed up. in the last week i was missing my breakfast/lunch as i was sleeping in the morning
User :   i go for an evening walk. and sometimes do workout at home.
Doctor :   Thats a major cause see once you are not having regular eating habits then there is a lot of fluctuation in glucose levels in the body
Doctor :   That results in hypoglcemia so you tend to get tired, shaky , unable to perform skillful work during the attacks
User :   oh okie. as i can see myself after fixing it i feel relaxed today.
User :   yes right.
Doctor :   Once your food habits are regular you will recover from this
Doctor :   So always healthy lifestyle makes healthy living
User :   could you suggest me some good tonics or something like that?
Doctor :   regular and adequATE SLEEP AND FOOD
User :   okie..
Doctor :   This more of a habit to develop doest require medications
Doctor :   Do you have less quench for food?
User :   yes.
Doctor :   Once you regularise then the BMR will improve triggering hunger
Doctor :   With irregular food habits BMR dips there by decreased hunger
User :   i just got liv-52 for myself and fixing my food/sleep habits
User :   oh okie.
Doctor :   Thats just a liver protective agent
Doctor :   Doesnt help in food/sleep habits
User :   no i meant, i am fixing my sleep and food habits
Doctor :   Thats great
User :   so, umm there is no chance of low BP for me right?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   okie.
User :   Thanks a lot for your help Dr XXX.
Doctor :   Its was my pleasure helping you
Doctor :   Thanks for consultingme
User :   thank you.
User :   have a great week ahead
User :   good bye.:)
Doctor :   Bye #
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