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My husband has run a fever of 101.5 for 3

Apr 2013
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My husband has run a fever of 101.5 for 3 days now. He has an achy back and diarrhea but no congestion. He has been in bed for 2days and I have never seen him so tired. (He is 70) and has always been so healthy. Is this the flu everyone is talking about? Thank you! Sharon
Thu, 8 Feb 2018 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably acute enterocolitis

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

This is probably acute enterocolitis in most cases viral and this US usually self limiting. He should just be enough hydrated and five him acetaminophen to reduce fever. He should drink more than 2.5 liters if fluids per day. If he is unable to eat or drink enough, he should go to hospital to get infusions. Also if his condition deteriorate or there is blood in stool and increasing fever, he should visit doctor. Otherwise, it can be treated at home with usual measures, tea, easy food, probiotics...

Wish you good health. Regards
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Follow-up: My husband has run a fever of 101.5 for 3 2 hours later
Thank you so much!
Answered by Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein 7 hours later
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You re welcome

Detailed Answer:
You re welcome
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