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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   tell me your query
User :   I am suffering from viral fever for the last 3 days
User :   since Sunday night
User :   the fever comes down after I take paracetamol
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   but after a few hours(4-5) goes back up again
User :   going as high as 103
User :   my age is 25
User :   I am male
User :   what treatment should I follow?
User :   and how long does viral stay?
Doctor :   are you taking any other medications besides paracetamol ?
User :   yes, some antibiotic too
User :   and since last two days, I have sore throat and running nose
Doctor :   which ones
Doctor :   and what dose
User :   it is getting worse
Doctor :   so you know the names of antibiotics you on ?
User :   i forgot the name of the antibiotic
Doctor :   since how long you taking them
User :   and I am unable to find it either
User :   i take it twice a day
Doctor :   ok no problem
User :   something like tofil
Doctor :   do you have any stomach upset ?
User :   i have gas and acidity related problems
User :   I am taking rabium for that
User :   once a day, before breakfast
Doctor :   ok
User :   what is the duration of viral in general?
Doctor :   Treatment of viral fever is purely symptomatic with antipyretic and analgesic drugs
Doctor :   it will last minimum a week
Doctor :   Bed rest and adequate fluid intake is advised
User :   and are all these symptoms referring to viral, or there can be something else too?
User :   I thought it spans from 3 to 5 days
Doctor :   In general, a viral fever is an infection in the body that is caused by a virus. This type of infection leads to a spike in body temperature once it has manifested itself in the body. Viral fever is unique in that it is most often treated and overcome without the true virus that caused the problem ever being determined.
Doctor :   The best way to treat viral fever is to get lots of rest and keep up the fluid intake.
Doctor :   yes it does look like a viral infection in your case
Doctor :   let me advice you few things that you can do
User :   sure
Doctor :   for a speedy recovery
Doctor :   Take in a lot of fluids, not milk. In cases of diarrhoea, do not take any fruit juices, salad or raw food.
Doctor :   Eat garlic and onions, both raw and in the form of soup
Doctor :   Take three teaspoonfuls of honey, two teaspoonfuls of fresh limejuice and a teaspoonful of ginger juice.
Doctor :   Mix this and take a teaspoonful of the mixture three to four times a day. This mixture should be made fresh daily.
Doctor :   Vitamin C in limejuice increases resistance, reduces toxicity and cuts down the course of the illness. Honey is quickly absorbed and gives instant energy.
Doctor :   Warm orange juice is a nutritious drink to take in fever. It provides energy, increases the urine output and helps to flush out toxins from the body naturally.
Doctor :   Drink lots of water to compensate for the loss of body fluid. This will also help to reduce the body temperature. To immediately reduce high body temperature
Doctor :   you can carry on with the paracetamol to keep the fever down
User :   Thanks doctor, that was very informative.
Doctor :   Prefer liquid food over solid food. Eat foods that are easily digestible. Eat boiled or steamed vegetables, vegetable soup, honey and yogurt. Eat fresh fruits and drink fresh fruit juices.
Doctor :   the main aim is to make your body strong
Doctor :   so that the infection can we warded off quickly
User :   any advice for the sore throat/throat infection?
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   do you have cough ?
User :   yeah, since last 2 days only
Doctor :   Add lemon juice and some honey, to a glass of hot water. Drink this. It will give immediate relief from pain and cough
Doctor :   Cut a lemon into 2 pieces. Take one piece and put some salt and black pepper on it, press with a knife so that salt-pepper penetrates into the lime. Put the lemon on heat to make it warm. Slowly lick this lemon squeezing it until no juice remains. Do it 2-3 times a day.
Doctor :   Gargle with warm salt water. It is very effective
Doctor :   avoid oily and fried foods
User :   yes, I am completely avoiding that
User :   Thanks Doctor.
Doctor :   Remember to drink plenty of liquids
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with ?
Doctor :   if you have any other medical queries, please do login back
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