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Body ache, fever, took advil and tylenol nothing happened, cough phlegm with blood. Is it flu?

On Saturday I my body just started aching, by Sunday it was worse and I began running fever. I had no apetite, no matter how much advil and tylenol I took within a couple of hours my fever would return. I figured I just had the flu and would wait it out. Well it is Thursday, I'm still fighting a fever, have a horrible cough that produces phlem with blood. On two occasions I have gotten the chills so bad my teeth began to chatter, at one point my lower extremities where freezing but my face felt like it was on fire. I'm starting to think it wasn't the flu
Asked On : Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2013
Thanks for the query to H.C.M. Forum.
If I were your treating doctor for this case of high grade fever I would come up with these possibilities , these includes.
1 Pneumonitis as this is the most common cause of high grade fever , cough , blood , phlegm with chills and freezing cold feet .Diagnosis can be confirmed by X RAY chest pa view with clinical as well physical examination by a physician.
2 This high grade fever may be due to malaria with Upper respiratory infection . Diagnosis can be confirmed by blood film slide as well card test for malaria . Consult a physician and get his opinion .
3 As ibuprofen (advil)+ paracetamol is not able to control fever so get in blood for typhoid fever ( Widal test) as fever present with chills .
In my opinion first of all consult a physician and get his opinion.
Good luck. Dr. HET
Answered: Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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