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Recurring fever, headache, body pain. Taken paracetamol

Jan 2013
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Hello doctor, I am having a fever of 102F with headache and body pain since yesterday. I am having 650mg paracetamol 8 hourly. The fever comes down to 100F but gradually rises again. Apetite is low. Kindly advise.
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Posted Mon, 1 Oct 2012 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 32 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Do you have running nose/ cough/ sore throat?
If yes, then you are most likely suffering from acute flu fever (common cold).
In such case, you should consult with physician / ENT surgeon and should go for anti-inflammatory medicines, antibiotics (to prevent secondary bacterial infection), antihistaminics, and gargles 3 times in day (add pinch of salt in one glass of lukewarm of water).
Do you have photophobia, weakness in any part of body, neck stiffness?
If yes, then you are suffering from meningitis.
In such case, you should consult with physician/ neurologist and should go for spinal fluid examination.
In such case, you have to take complete antibiotic course.
Put your views also.
Get well soon,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
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