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Suggest treatment for fever, cough and sore throat

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Dr. R.A. Singh

Emergency Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2000

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Posted on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have a fever of 101.8, a wet cough that was dry yesterday, a sore throat, and difficulty swallowing that started today. The sore throat and swallowing issues are getting worse.
Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
clinical examination and investigations are needed.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing your query.
After reading your post, it seems that you might be having infection of the upper respiratory tract.
I would advise that should take an antihistamines like Levocetrizine 5 mg along with an antibiotic like Azithromycin 500 mg and a lactobacillus preparation once a day for treatment of your infection. You can take paracetamol 500 mg 8 hourly for relief from fever and pain.
Warm saline gargles will have added benefits.
I would suggest that you should get yourself clinically examined and investigated by an ENT specialist.
Following investigations are needed :-
1. Complete Blood Count (CBC).
2. Throat swab culture.
3. Sputum examination.
Reprts of the above mentioned investigations along with a clinical examination will help in planning your further clinical management.
I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
Regards. Thanks.

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