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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi! last night i suddenly got at fever. in a few hours my temperature went from normal to 103,2 F (this was its peak). i got a severe headache. could hardly move because of it hurting. during the night the fever fell. this morning it was almost gone. during the day it started climbing though, now, at 5.30 pm it is 101,48 - even though i just took some day-quill 1 hour ago...
my throat is a little bit sore, but not very much. i don't feel nausea or anything like that. just the fever and headache (which is there again too - but not as bad as last night).
should I be worried here? see a doctor in person? or is this just a harmless virus?
what can i do?
thank you :)
Doctor :   Hi
User :   helo!
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hello dr XXX
User :   im aXXX
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have associated tremors/ chills/
Doctor :   Joint pains?
User :   hmm. yes
User :   hang on
User :   my one wrist has hurt a bit for some days
User :   but it does that sometimes
User :   i work a lot with a computer
User :   chills: Doctor :   Then the most probable cause is an viral fever
User :   when the fever was really bad: chills and sweat..
Doctor :   The reason for wrist pain could be due to improper work ergonoics
User :   ok
Doctor :   All required for viral fever is good rest
User :   ah! glad to hear that!
Doctor :   1. antibiotics like cefexime for three days
Doctor :   2. paracetomol ( calpol)
Doctor :   3. plenty oral fluids
Doctor :   the symptoms will regress only after three days minimum
User :   ok. do i need a prespricption for that?
Doctor :   Till then we should see to that we maintain proper hydration and rest
Doctor :   Yes for the antiobiotic needed#
Doctor :   The main aspect is regulating temp
User :   ok. what is the max temp - when should i worry?
Doctor :   when there is asubsequent rise start using Tepiud sponging over forehead/ armpits and chest
Doctor :   More than 101 and with severe body pain and loss of appetitie
Doctor :   As far as antibiotics are concerned you can wait for another two days
User :   ok. so a 101 is oK. but not a 101 w severe body pains? is a headache a body pain?
Doctor :   Start with only paracetomol and some painkillers for now
Doctor :   Both#
Doctor :   You can have Brufen for pain twice daily only
Doctor :   And paracetomol 500mg thrice daily max
User :   ok, but i experienced severe headache + 101 temp last night... do you think some damange could have happened?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Headaches do happen with viral fever
Doctor :   They are just signs of on going inflammatory process
User :   ok :) so all the drugs above - i should just go get them, and wait t2o days with the pencilin?
Doctor :   Will settle once temp is settled
User :   oops 2 days i menat
Doctor :   Yes that will be better
Doctor :   Frankly speaking antibiotics are given as prophylaxis rather treatment for viral fever
Doctor :   Once the fever seems to be persistant even after three days plz get blood checked
User :   ok i see.
Doctor :   for Platelets/ AEC/ Diifernetial WBC
User :   i need to digest all of this. if i log on later tonight - is there any way i can find you online on this site?
Doctor :   I will for another 2 hours probably then my shift gets over
User :   ok thanks.
Doctor :   But you will have no issues
Doctor :   The other doctors will guide you
User :   ok, thanks :)
Doctor :   Wishing you a speedy recovery
User :   thaks you! have a great night!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care #
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