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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: Hi, I am down with mild fever since last night. Temperature varying from 99c to 100.6. This is accompanied by cough and mild body ache. Its raining heavily outside so could not visit a local doctor. Since night I took two pills of paracetamol 500 mg and three pills of Azythromicine 500 mg. I get relief for sometime and temperature goes down at 98.6.
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Arnab (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Follow the Advises as below..

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to HCM..

I've gone through your query and understand your concern..

Well from your descriptions it seems like a acute Viral influenza only, for which antibiotics are not needed.. But it seems you've already started taking Azithromycin the dose of which is not appropriate also..

You should take AZITHROMYCIN 500 mg Once Daily for total 5 days,remind you today's dose is already taken as per your description..

Just take Tab PARACETAMOL 650 mg (not 500 mg, it's underdosing for healthy adults) two to three times a day after food depending upon the severity of fever and body ache for next 4-5 days, you should be fine..

However I would like to know if there's any reddish discoloration/rash over any body part/any joint pains involved also, if present then I'd advice you to go for testing for the tropical illness(eg. Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya etc.)if fever persists even after 3 days..

Maintaining well hydration is the key, drink a lot of water (only mineral and/U.V.R.O purified) at least 3 to 3.5 ltr per day..

If it's dry cough then take Syp containing CODEINE(COREX) 10 ml three times daily after food for next 3 days.. but if there's expectorants also, then take Syp BRONHEXINE 10 ml three times daily after food for next 3 days , it'll provide relief..(please get the prescription from your local physician for these..)

Take steam inhalation three to four times a day depending on the severity of the symptoms..

Avoid spicy/salty/sour foods and take simple home cooked meals..

Drink lot of warm liquids(soups, green tea , porridge etc.), it'll help you to heal faster..

Let me know if anything's not clear, i'll be glad to clarify..

Take Care
Kind Regards


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Suggest remedies for fever, cough and body pain

Brief Answer: Follow the Advises as below.. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Welcome to HCM.. I've gone through your query and understand your concern.. Well from your descriptions it seems like a acute Viral influenza only, for which antibiotics are not needed.. But it seems you've already started taking Azithromycin the dose of which is not appropriate also.. You should take AZITHROMYCIN 500 mg Once Daily for total 5 days,remind you today's dose is already taken as per your description.. Just take Tab PARACETAMOL 650 mg (not 500 mg, it's underdosing for healthy adults) two to three times a day after food depending upon the severity of fever and body ache for next 4-5 days, you should be fine.. However I would like to know if there's any reddish discoloration/rash over any body part/any joint pains involved also, if present then I'd advice you to go for testing for the tropical illness(eg. Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya etc.)if fever persists even after 3 days.. Maintaining well hydration is the key, drink a lot of water (only mineral and/U.V.R.O purified) at least 3 to 3.5 ltr per day.. If it's dry cough then take Syp containing CODEINE(COREX) 10 ml three times daily after food for next 3 days.. but if there's expectorants also, then take Syp BRONHEXINE 10 ml three times daily after food for next 3 days , it'll provide relief..(please get the prescription from your local physician for these..) Take steam inhalation three to four times a day depending on the severity of the symptoms.. Avoid spicy/salty/sour foods and take simple home cooked meals.. Drink lot of warm liquids(soups, green tea , porridge etc.), it'll help you to heal faster.. Let me know if anything's not clear, i'll be glad to clarify.. Take Care Kind Regards