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Suggest treatment for fever and tender spot below the ribs

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: I have had fever for 3 days with some head "wiriness"…I also have a tender spot just below my rib cage that seems like a cracked rib altho I don't remember hitting it.
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Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma (45 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would suggest you to take antibiotics as well

Detailed Answer:
Hello, I have studied your case and I think you are having viral infection in body. Just taking pain killer is not enough and you will need antibiotics also. I think rib pain can be due to muscle pull. So I have following suggestions for you.
1.hot water fomentation
2.tablet voveron 50 mg three time daily.
3.Tablet augmentin 625 mg three times daily.
4.rest, and avoid any traveling or jerky activities.
5.in case your fever does not improve in next 24 hours then get blood tests.
I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if you have any other follow up questions.
Thanks
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Dr. Naveen Kumar Sharma

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Brief Answer: I would suggest you to take antibiotics as well Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case and I think you are having viral infection in body. Just taking pain killer is not enough and you will need antibiotics also. I think rib pain can be due to muscle pull. So I have following suggestions for you. 1.hot water fomentation 2.tablet voveron 50 mg three time daily. 3.Tablet augmentin 625 mg three times daily. 4.rest, and avoid any traveling or jerky activities. 5.in case your fever does not improve in next 24 hours then get blood tests. I hope this answer will be useful for you. Let me know if you have any other follow up questions. Thanks