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Posted on Tue, 5 Sep 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: feeling hot and cold elevated heart rate right side of neck hurts to the touch feel very lethargic and achcey all over
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Rule out meningitis

Detailed Answer:
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The symptoms you are experiencing raises the concern of meningitis and cannot be taken lightly. The temperature fluctuations you are feeling along with increased heart rate could be due to fever .
Neck pain, lethargy, body pain are also concerning of meningitis.
Meningitis is the infection of meninges, which is covering of brain.

You will need blood cultures, CSF analysis, Complete metabolic profile, ESR, Complete blood count done.
Early initiation of antibiotics is important. So please be advised to follow up with the emergency room as soon as possible.

Hope this answers your question
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Dr.Lekshmi
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