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Suggest Treatment For Intermittent Fever, Achy Body, Sore Throat, And Fatigue

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2022
Question: I am running a fever. achy body, sore throat, fatigue, just feeling puny. my fever feels like it comes and goes
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Acetaminophen will help...

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

It would have been better if you had specified the duration of symptoms. The symptoms are consistent with upper respiratory infection where the cause is usually a virus. It is expected to resolve spontaneously and needs only symptomatic medication.

I would suggest starting acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablets three times a day. Antihistamine drug (Zyrtec), steam inhalation and salt water gargles will be beneficial. Both the medications are available over the counter. Besides medication it is important that you consume plenty of water. Fruits will aid in recovery.

You need not be overly worried unless the throat hurts badly and you are unable to swallow. You will also need to see a doctor if the symptoms have lasted more than 5 days.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.
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Brief Answer: Acetaminophen will help... Detailed Answer: Hi, It would have been better if you had specified the duration of symptoms. The symptoms are consistent with upper respiratory infection where the cause is usually a virus. It is expected to resolve spontaneously and needs only symptomatic medication. I would suggest starting acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablets three times a day. Antihistamine drug (Zyrtec), steam inhalation and salt water gargles will be beneficial. Both the medications are available over the counter. Besides medication it is important that you consume plenty of water. Fruits will aid in recovery. You need not be overly worried unless the throat hurts badly and you are unable to swallow. You will also need to see a doctor if the symptoms have lasted more than 5 days. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards