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What Causes Profuse Sweating And Mild Fever In An Elderly Person?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Jun 2017
Question: subject patient is 59 year old female, philippine origin, u.s. citizen, excellent health, flew to manila from new york 10 days ago with two sisters for family reunion. lots of eating traditional foods at hotels and restaurants. swimming in hotel pools and ocean. 3 days ago, two sisters came down with severe diahrrea, which continues at hotel in hong kong. subject patient began raspy voice 3 days ago, flew back to new york yesterday. while in flight she had severe sweats, chills, and briefly fainted in the aircraft lavatory, recovered and returned home, with intermittent chills and 100.3 mild fever at present. any suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman (38 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Gastroenteritis

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns. it seems that you have caught a gastrointestinal infection from the swimming pools of from the food. this infection could be fungal or bacterial .. I would recommend that you take an antidiarrheal as imoduim. to treat the infection you need metronidazole as flagyl three times daily for bacterial infection and streptomycin as streptoquin three times daily for fungal infection. for chills and high temperature , you should take ibuprofen tablets every 8 hours .. you need to make sure that you drink enough fluids ( at least 8 cups daily ) to avoid dehydration from loose motions. I hope I answered your question.
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What Causes Profuse Sweating And Mild Fever In An Elderly Person?

Brief Answer: Gastroenteritis Detailed Answer: Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns. it seems that you have caught a gastrointestinal infection from the swimming pools of from the food. this infection could be fungal or bacterial .. I would recommend that you take an antidiarrheal as imoduim. to treat the infection you need metronidazole as flagyl three times daily for bacterial infection and streptomycin as streptoquin three times daily for fungal infection. for chills and high temperature , you should take ibuprofen tablets every 8 hours .. you need to make sure that you drink enough fluids ( at least 8 cups daily ) to avoid dehydration from loose motions. I hope I answered your question.