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What causes fever, sore throat and chills?

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Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017
Question: I have a running fever since yesterday. temperature goes up to 102F. Along with that I feel chills and shivering. Muscles contracting as well. I had a sore throat till morning with cough which has come down a bit now. The doctor has prescribed paracetamol, arithromycin antibiotics and
2 anti allergy medicines along with cough syrup. I am feeling very weak now and shivering. I recently came from a place affected by flu. Are these flu symptoms that I am having. My doctor has not prescribed any flu medicines so far. How can I confirm if it's flu or not. I'm not feeling like eating anything.can I take glucose as I am feeling weak. Will glucose have any affect​ on flu.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sore throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query,

All the symptoms you are having suggest you have a bacterial throat infection. All the medicines prescribed are fine and you will feel better soon.

You can take glucose. it won't cause any harm.
Take tablet Vitamin C once daily and use hexedine gargles.

Take some multivitamin supplements.

You can send me the pictures of your throat so that I can suggest you better.

Take Paracetamol(650mg three times daily after food) for fever.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks and regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (7 minutes later)
thanks doctor.. can it be flu ? as I have recently been to a flu affected place.. should I go for any specific tests for confirming it's not flu
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Sore throat

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Yes it can be flu. You can get blood profile and throat swab for culture sensitivity done.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes fever, sore throat and chills?

Brief Answer: Sore throat Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic and thanks for putting up the query, All the symptoms you are having suggest you have a bacterial throat infection. All the medicines prescribed are fine and you will feel better soon. You can take glucose. it won't cause any harm. Take tablet Vitamin C once daily and use hexedine gargles. Take some multivitamin supplements. You can send me the pictures of your throat so that I can suggest you better. Take Paracetamol(650mg three times daily after food) for fever. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thanks and regards