What causes prolonged fever?

Posted on Mon, 7 Jul 2014 in General Health
Question: 1.) Since last saturday 14th XXXXXXX 2014 - having fever - coming Fixed time - FIX temperature raised 99.5 , taking crocin - gets OK doing this uptil now , no antiboti yet taken.
2.)The same happend 3 time in gap of 1 - 1.5 week ; got fever with same temperature 99.5 - taken medicine crocin

Little worried - wanted to have your advice to diagnose well.
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 13 hours later
Brief Answer:
Complete blood count

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for your query.

I would assume that you have fever since 14th XXXXXXX and not 14th XXXXXXX

The cause of fever most of times is infection. If fever is running for more than three days then you may have to be placed on antibiotics after suspecting the infective agent.

I suggest you to get a blood test called Complete blood count. This provides a clue into what kind of infection is causing the fever so that appropriate treatment can be planned.

Hope, I answered your query.

Wish you good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 4021 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Lab Tests

Recent questions on  Blood test

doctor1 MD

I was recently diagnosed with a hyperthyroid . I have noticed many of the symptoms for a long time but never really thought much of it. I have also...

doctor1 MD

i got a blood test for thyroid disease and it came up that i was pretty healthy in that aspect. on the contray i have alot of health issues that...

doctor1 MD

i am a diabetic patient last 10 years, every day i am taking Onglyza5mg after lunch, every 3 months i an checking HBA1c, and my last 3 reading are...

doctor1 MD

I have allergy problem. I am getting and itchiness on my body. My lymphocytes is 19 (which should be 20-45) and my absolute eosinophil count is 522...

doctor1 MD

I am having sinus pressure and I recently had pneumonia . I do use salt water rinse. Today I kept falling asleep. I got up and ate dinner but...

doctor1 MD

My ESR Test Result: 30mm/hr in 1st hour and 2nd hour 60mm/hr why it’s come like can you please explain. Last 2 weeks on word i ma getting itching...

doctor1 MD

I have pain in my upper right hand side of my chest, feel sick after eating, and get really hungry, and thirsty. Could this indicate esophageal...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

125 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction