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Suggest treatment for high fever and sore throat

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Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016
Question: My son, 25, started last week with 103.2 temp, sore throat. Dr said prob viral, could be mono but cultured only for viral. Feels somewhat better now, 8 days later;however is still maintaining a temp of 100.4. He is eating OK- seems lethargic to me. Complaining always of a bad headache-taking advil constantly. Has said his neck ached from the beginning but is not stiff. he is seeing dr again tomorrow. your thoughts please?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Spportive care continued

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. feeling pain in neck and slight fever on 8th day of illness with viral probles and high grade fever and sore throat is just a sequelae and an improvement towards recovery. All the boy needs is some more rest, a viral infection takes 2 weeks to clear symptoms completely, advil and supportive care till then, he may take 3 to 4 advil along with some home remedies like salt water gargles for sore throat, neck muscles gentle massage, warm comforting beverages like herbal tea mixed with honey and rest for a while. There is nothing to worry about. He is already on the path of recovery and till sunday he will be up and running i promise.

I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and him and dont forget to close the discussion please.

Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (4 minutes later)
Thank you. So you do not think this could be a viral meningitis?
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
I seriously doubt that to be a viral meningitis. Dont worry that presents quite differently. Its just a sequelae of sore throat and sligt rest and supportive care will sort it out. Just hang in there.

I hope it helps.
Regards
Khan
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Spportive care continued Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. feeling pain in neck and slight fever on 8th day of illness with viral probles and high grade fever and sore throat is just a sequelae and an improvement towards recovery. All the boy needs is some more rest, a viral infection takes 2 weeks to clear symptoms completely, advil and supportive care till then, he may take 3 to 4 advil along with some home remedies like salt water gargles for sore throat, neck muscles gentle massage, warm comforting beverages like herbal tea mixed with honey and rest for a while. There is nothing to worry about. He is already on the path of recovery and till sunday he will be up and running i promise. I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and him and dont forget to close the discussion please. Regards Khan