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Suggest treatment for persistent fever

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Posted on Fri, 5 Sep 2014
Question: so how long does it take for virse to run is thing I have been on antibiotic snice Thursday and still running fever and barely voice and i call on doctor which was not helpful .I'm been running fever of 102 or 100 when I need to more or it not time yet take anything. Dr XXXXXXX can you answer this pretty please. thank you
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Answered by Dr. R.A. Singh (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get some investigations done.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should get yourself investigated for :-
1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ).
2. Throat swab culture.
3. Sputum examination.

The above investigations will help to know the cause of your infection and the appropriate antibiotic for it.

It will be more helpful if you mention the name of the medicines you are taking.

I would advise that you should take an antihistamine like Fexofenadine 120 mg once a day along with a decongestant like phenylephrine. Antibiotic should be taken according to the reports of the above mentioned investigations.
It might be a possibility that the antibiotic you are taking is not appropriate for the infective organism, so your fever is still persisting.
Warm saline gargles are also helpful in sore throat.
You should take paracetamol 500mg three times a day for fever.

I hope this is helpful to you.
If you have any further query, I will be happy to help.
Thanks.
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Suggest treatment for persistent fever

Brief Answer: Get some investigations done. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing your query. After reading your post, I would like to advise that you should get yourself investigated for :- 1. Complete Blood Count ( CBC ). 2. Throat swab culture. 3. Sputum examination. The above investigations will help to know the cause of your infection and the appropriate antibiotic for it. It will be more helpful if you mention the name of the medicines you are taking. I would advise that you should take an antihistamine like Fexofenadine 120 mg once a day along with a decongestant like phenylephrine. Antibiotic should be taken according to the reports of the above mentioned investigations. It might be a possibility that the antibiotic you are taking is not appropriate for the infective organism, so your fever is still persisting. Warm saline gargles are also helpful in sore throat. You should take paracetamol 500mg three times a day for fever. I hope this is helpful to you. If you have any further query, I will be happy to help. Thanks.