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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a headache, low grade fever for about 4 days after having a 102+ on saturday and a dry cough
User :   hi
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   38 male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is the fever constant ?
User :   pretty much. ranges from 99.2-99.8
Doctor :   are you taking may medications ?
Doctor :   any
User :   not right now. Advil over the weekend and sudafed cold/flu on saturday since then nothing
Doctor :   any relief ?
User :   yes but then the mild temp comes back
User :   cough is still dry
Doctor :   high constant fever and dry cough looks like you are down with a viral
Doctor :   it takes it own course and all we can do now is manage it
Doctor :   you need to take advil or tylenol two times a day ..
User :   is it normal to have a 99.8 like this?
Doctor :   iral infections can't be cured, but their symptoms can be treated. A sore throat from a viral source will generally disappear on its own within several days.
Doctor :   viral
Doctor :   do you smoke ?
User :   occsional
Doctor :   ok stop now for a week
Doctor :   Gargle with warm salt water.
Doctor :   GARLIC, a natural antibiotic, can be helpful in the speeding up of recovery and removal of bacteria, especially if your sore throat is caused by the flu or bacterial infection. Garlic can be taken in pill form by all age groups.
User :   actually no sore throat or congestion. just headache...mild diareah and low grade temp
User :   and cough
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well you need to manage your temp with a over the counter medications
User :   ok sounds good
Doctor :   Mix 3 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1 cup honey, and 1/4 cup warm water and take two teaspoons daily
Doctor :   for your cough
Doctor :   wait for 2 days it should go by it self
Doctor :   as viral tends to last for a week
User :   thank you
Doctor :   if not then i would suggest you see a physician
Doctor :   but it should help you
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