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Causes for long term fever with cough - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hI
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Hi how can ihelp you
User :   actually i m suffering from high fever
Doctor :   Since when are you having it
User :   which usually intensifies in evening
User :   15 days
User :   the fever is accompanied by mucus
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms other than Fever
Doctor :   Cough
User :   yes
User :   but intially it was fever alone
Doctor :   What color is your Mucus
User :   whitish
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   19 male studeny gurgaon not married 55kgs 6 ft
User :   i have underwent the blood test as well
User :   in which typhoid and malaria were not found
User :   ru der doctor
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Did you have any fever earlier than this 15 days
User :   noo
Doctor :   and have you got any other blood investigations done apart form
Doctor :   the Malaria and Typhoid
User :   let me bring d reports
User :   one is haemoglobin
User :   12.8gm%
User :   total leucocyte count 6800/cmm
User :   these both are normal
User :   s bilirubin 0.7 mg/dl
Doctor :   ok.
User :   today my doctor told me to have an xray
User :   this is the second doctor iam consulting too
Doctor :   I would suspect you to be having Tuberculosis with the History that you have given it will need X-Ray and the Sputum test to be done
User :   tb is also not found
User :   left apico-upper zone focal pneumonitis
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then you will need to be taking Anti Biotics
Doctor :   Have you been started on them
Doctor :   yet
User :   nimulid has no effect on me
User :   actually d first doctor which i consulted gave me an injection of infection
User :   by which i felt lot better
User :   but the same situation was maintained for 4 consecutive days which forced me to change d doctor
Doctor :   ok.
User :   d doctor i have consulted today has advised me to undergo mucus test and an ers test
Doctor :   Nimulid is just analgesic and your conditio would need AntiBiotics based on what your organisms are susceptible to
User :   im very concerned abt my health and im missing my education
Doctor :   left apico-upper zone focal pneumonitis means that your carrying an infection and that will need Antibiotics only then it would settle down
Doctor :   there is nothing to be worried about
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   are you there?
Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   i havent
Doctor :   Should i send it again
User :   does dis infection has d symptoms i have mentioned
User :   yes u can
Doctor :   Yes there are many causes of the Fever
Doctor :   evening rise of temperature and Chills and Cough with Sputum and Pneumonitis is one such cause
User :   i would be really thankful to you if u can consult this condition of mine to an infection specialist
Doctor :   Certainly we will but i am not getting as to what you would want me to consult since i have mentioned the possibilities
User :   and what is ers test all about
Doctor :   Are you sure on the Spelling
User :   should i undergo ers mucus typhoid and malaria once again
User :   it is esr
Doctor :   Not Mucus for typhoid and Malaria
Doctor :   But i Would like you to get
Doctor :   Tuberculosis tested once again
User :   i got an xray today itself
User :   so i think it wont provide fruitfull results repeating it
Doctor :   No it will need to be Sputum for Tb
Doctor :   Not the X-Ray
Doctor :   but Sputum Culture for TB
User :   sputum test
Doctor :   that is called Acid Fast Staining of Tuberculosis
Doctor :   Yes
User :   but doctor intitally i had fever without any cough
User :   d cough started a week back
User :   whereas i have a fever for past 15 days
Doctor :   Yes that is the most commonest thing that needs to be ruled out before you think of some thing else and has similar history that you have given
User :   and what is esr test
Doctor :   ESR is just another blood test that will not tell what infection you have but just if you have an infection or not
User :   ohhk
Doctor :   It will be raised and nothing more
Doctor :   its prognostic test not Diagnostic test
User :   so should i take this test
Doctor :   I would advise you to get these tests done at the nearest Thyrocare Laboratory
Doctor :   Yes if you need for me i would not want it
User :   so ur sure dat i am carrying an infection
Doctor :   Without it you wouldnot have this many Symptoms
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
User :   thk you doctor
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   one more favour doctor
User :   what antibiotic should i take
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