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Is viral fever contagious?

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Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2015
Question: Hi Dr. XXXXXXX
My colleague was having viral fever and I shook hand with him, that happened in afternoon, now it's evening here and I am feeling fever, light headache and nausea. I guess I have caught viral fever too. Please advise.
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Symptoms need treatment with absolute bed rest

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Viral fever is easily transmitting from person to person. Hence we advise utmost personal hygiene and stay at least 10 feet away from the person suffering from it.

No matter this problem will persist for 3 to 4 days exactly. till that time I suggest you following medications which are available easily at any pharmacy
Tab DOLO 650 three times a day for two days (continue third day if fever persists)
Tab PAN D one tablet a day before breakfast for three days
Absolute bed rest till the time fever subsides
Ample liquids like coconut water, barley water, rice water, soups etc

This way you can get quicker recovery.

Hope this helps.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (1 hour later)
thanks a lot doctor. Can i have regular meals like rice and chappatis?
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Answered by Dr. V. N. S. Parinam (15 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Three meal including breakfast with healthy snacks can help you recover quickly. It should include both carbohydrate rich food like rice and chapathi. so you should have them.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Symptoms need treatment with absolute bed rest Detailed Answer: Hello, Viral fever is easily transmitting from person to person. Hence we advise utmost personal hygiene and stay at least 10 feet away from the person suffering from it. No matter this problem will persist for 3 to 4 days exactly. till that time I suggest you following medications which are available easily at any pharmacy Tab DOLO 650 three times a day for two days (continue third day if fever persists) Tab PAN D one tablet a day before breakfast for three days Absolute bed rest till the time fever subsides Ample liquids like coconut water, barley water, rice water, soups etc This way you can get quicker recovery. Hope this helps.