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Treatment for fever, cough, headache, loss of appetite, sore throat, stuffy and bloody nose?

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Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2013
Question: I've been sick for almost a week, my symptoms are: fever, cold sweats, coughing, stuffy nose, bloody nose, head aches, loss of appetite, loss of taste buds, sore throat. What am I diagnosed with, and how can I get rid of it?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (1 hour later)
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I think what you are currently experiencing is a viral infection. This can lead to the symptoms that you have described. The following things should make you feel better:
a. Take tablet paracetamol/ acetaminophen 400 mg as and when required ( upto 4 times daily). This needs to be taken with food. This will relieve the chilly feeling and fatigue.
b. Take a hot water shower and drink plenty of warm fluids.
c. Eat small, home cooked meals at regular intervals. Also, drink atleast 2-3 litres of lukewarm water in a day.
Keep warm, avoid exposure to cold as this could aggravate the problem.
For the sore throat, a throat swab culture will help in detecting the causative organism. Systemic antibiotics may be needed if the symptoms are persistent.
In case you develop a high grade fever or shortness of breath then consider visiting your physician at once.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. RakhiTayal.

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Treatment for fever, cough, headache, loss of appetite, sore throat, stuffy and bloody nose?

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I think what you are currently experiencing is a viral infection. This can lead to the symptoms that you have described. The following things should make you feel better:
a. Take tablet paracetamol/ acetaminophen 400 mg as and when required ( upto 4 times daily). This needs to be taken with food. This will relieve the chilly feeling and fatigue.
b. Take a hot water shower and drink plenty of warm fluids.
c. Eat small, home cooked meals at regular intervals. Also, drink atleast 2-3 litres of lukewarm water in a day.
Keep warm, avoid exposure to cold as this could aggravate the problem.
For the sore throat, a throat swab culture will help in detecting the causative organism. Systemic antibiotics may be needed if the symptoms are persistent.
In case you develop a high grade fever or shortness of breath then consider visiting your physician at once.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. RakhiTayal.