Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Sudden high fever, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat, muscle ache, lower back pain. Any suggestion on what can be this?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 12754 Questions
I suddenly came down with a 103.8 temperature yesterday and now it is at 99.7. Symptoms include sever headache, dissyness, sore throat, and muscle aches including lower back. Do you have any suggestions? I stayed home from work today. Should I stay home tomorrow just to be safe?
Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 9 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
It appears that you could be having possible Viral fever which is supported by headache, feeling feverish, sore throat and generalized muscle soreness.

Usually viral fevers will subside on their own within a week or two unless they get complicated.

You can do gargles with warm saline for relief. Keep well hydrated with plenty of warm fluids and especially fruit juices.

Keep warm, avoid exposure to cold as this could aggravate the problem. You can avoid going to the work to avoid any exertion.

Eat plenty of fresh fruits and XXXXXXX leafy vegetables. Eat high protein diet like cereals, pulses, chicken, lean meat, eggs.

You can take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen round the clock after meals for symptomatic relief. Also if you develop yellow colour sputum or shortness of breath then you may need to consult with your Doctor for systemic antibiotics.

Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Sudden high fever, severe headache, dizziness, sore throat, muscle ache, lower back pain. Any suggestion on what can be this? 39 minutes later
So this does not seem to be a form of the flu? My mother is wanting me to get checked out by a doctor to confirm. Do you think that I am contagious?
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 8 hours later
Thanks for writing again.
Viral infections are same as flu. These are contagious. You need to be careful about your hygiene. You can consult your physician in case the above mentioned home remedies are not helpful and the symptoms are persistent.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Doctor Now

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor