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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i have low level fever from last 3 days
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Are u there ?
User :   i have low level fever from last 3 days
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   ok
User :   it remain on 98.4 F , but at after noon 3:00 am to 8:00 am it vary from 98.4 to 99.2 F
User :   now i am not sure it comes in fever or not
Doctor :   any other symptoms other than fever
User :   heat comes out from face and hand and feet some times
User :   the ranges i told you come in fever ?
Doctor :   how old are you?
User :   27 years old
Doctor :   any cough, chest pain, diarhea, loss of appetite, etc ?
User :   some time weakness not always
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   so u dont have any other symptom ?
User :   not really
Doctor :   have u travelled , anywhere else ?
User :   is that ranges comes in fever which i describe you above ?
User :   not travell any where
Doctor :   may i know, where u reside ?
User :   US
User :   but now in europe from 6 months
Doctor :   Do u have any allergic symptoms , like running nose, body aches, etc ?
User :   not but , some times i feel a taste of menthol in my throat ,,,
Doctor :   you may be having a benign viral infection, which will wear off within a few days
Doctor :   keep yourself hydrated, and take some rest
User :   sir for general knowledge : -
User :   is that ranges comes in fever which i describe you above ?
Doctor :   Watch for symptoms like cough, nasal obstruction, running nose, etc
Doctor :   yes
User :   98.4 to max 99.1 or 99.2
Doctor :   this is a low range fever and seems like a viral infection
User :   ok so i`ll go for antibiotic
User :   pls advise me some anti biotec
Doctor :   bacteria, will cause high grade fevers like above 100 or 102
Doctor :   Since this is a viral infection, antibiotics ,are not going to help you in any way
User :   then what can help me ?
Doctor :   symptomatic relief, and suppotive medication will help
Doctor :   take tylenol for the fever and body ache
User :   and for virus ?
Doctor :   since there are no specific symptoms, and this is a nonspecific infection, there is no indication of any antiviral drug as well
Doctor :   Just rest for 2 days, and supportive medication are enough
User :   but that thing happens to me from last 3 days
Doctor :   If you become symptomatic, with high fever, you can get a prescription, for antibiotics, like amoxicillin from your GP or local physician
Doctor :   you will need a course for 5 days , if you become symptomatic
User :   also when i awake i feel taste of menthol in my throat , is that acidity problem ?
Doctor :   no, its the irritation, of the mucosa , by the inflammation
Doctor :   try salt in warm water gargling, 4 times dally,
Doctor :   this will soothen the throat
User :   Ok ..
User :   1 thing may be it important
User :   i had pain in my tailbone , not much , but its finished and after that i feel that light fever
User :   now i dont have any pain
Doctor :   thats insignificant and co incidental
User :   so there are no need to worry ?
User :   as i read on internet tumoros also make fever so i was scared
Doctor :   no , notthing to be worried as of now
Doctor :   you meant tumors ?
User :   yes
User :   but no pain now , no other symtoms at tailbone
Doctor :   no need to worry about tumors at age of 27
Doctor :   relax and rest
Doctor :   thats all u need
User :   Ok :) i was so scared
User :   thanks , that internet study really make me scared
Doctor :   no need for Scaring as well
Doctor :   you will be ok'
Doctor :   :)
User :   Thanks sir
Doctor :   you are welcome and have a quick recovery
User :   bye :)
Doctor :   bye for now
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