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My Wife Is Having Fever Since Last Night. She Is

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Question: My wife is having fever since last night. She is having body pains too. Please suggest what should be done now
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My wife is having fever since last night. She is having body pains too. Please suggest what should be done now
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ibuprofen for fever and body pains

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using 'Ask a Doctor'. Assuming she is otherwise not feeling too sick (able to eat or drink, able to talk normally), this would sound like a typical viral illness, and usually we would recommend taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the fever. Ibuprofen would also help more with the body aches and pains as well, so I would suggest using Ibuprofen, as long as she is younger than 65 years old, and no problems with kidneys or stomach ulcers. I would also recommend getting plenty of fluids and rest as much as possible.

If COVID-19 is prevalent in your area, this could also be symptoms of that virus. If so, I would recommend getting testing for this if possible.

Typically viral illnesses will have fevers for 2-3 days, and symptoms will start to improve by that time as well. If she is still having fevers after 4-5 days, or no improvement by then, I would recommend seeing a doctor to get an examination and basic blood tests to make sure nothing else is going on.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any other questions about that, and I would be glad to discuss it with you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Answered by Dr. Aaron Branch (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Ibuprofen for fever and body pains

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I'm Dr. Branch, thanks for using 'Ask a Doctor'. Assuming she is otherwise not feeling too sick (able to eat or drink, able to talk normally), this would sound like a typical viral illness, and usually we would recommend taking Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the fever. Ibuprofen would also help more with the body aches and pains as well, so I would suggest using Ibuprofen, as long as she is younger than 65 years old, and no problems with kidneys or stomach ulcers. I would also recommend getting plenty of fluids and rest as much as possible.

If COVID-19 is prevalent in your area, this could also be symptoms of that virus. If so, I would recommend getting testing for this if possible.

Typically viral illnesses will have fevers for 2-3 days, and symptoms will start to improve by that time as well. If she is still having fevers after 4-5 days, or no improvement by then, I would recommend seeing a doctor to get an examination and basic blood tests to make sure nothing else is going on.

I hope that helps, please let me know if you have any other questions about that, and I would be glad to discuss it with you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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My Wife Is Having Fever Since Last Night. She Is

My wife is having fever since last night. She is having body pains too. Please suggest what should be done now