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Dry cough, high fever, no appetite. Taken Ibuprofen, electrolytes. Treatment?

Hi, I just moved to Idaho from Washington and shortly after arriving came down with a loud dry cough . I didnt think much of it and went and donated plasma . That night and for the past 3 days so this is day 4 I have had a fever of 100-103. I have been drinking lots of fluids, water, sugar free gatorade for the electrolytes, cold compresses on my head and sleeping when my cough will let me. Also taking Ibuprofren to keep the fever manageable. What more can I do or should I be eating? My appetite has been almost zero for 4 days.
Asked On : Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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Dear customer,

The chances of bacterial infection might be there causing sore throat, cough and fever.You should have the chest x-ray done to rule out pneumonia.The oral antibiotics are advised to control the bacterial infection.

The commonly used one are septran, augmentin, cephalexin etc which needs to be taken for 5-7 days.The cough syrup may also be taken to control the symptoms of cough.

The fever needs to be controlled with drugs like crocin, motrin.The cold sponging may also be needed.

You should not take it lightly and consult the doctor for these prescription drugs.

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Answered: Thu, 23 Aug 2012
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