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Chronic fever, chills, cough with light green phlegm. Taking vibramycin. Causes for symptoms?

Dear Doctor I have fever since 3 days. Remains between 99-101 C. Feels chills initially but not now. I have taken vibramycin and amoxil but still fever comes. I have some cough with mild sputum in light green color. Is this malaria , gastroenteritis , typhoid or viral bronchitis? You reply would really help me. Thanks
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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your symptoms that you have mentioned lead to a diagnosis of viral with a superimposed bacterial picture, because you have taken antibiotics with some improvement. the other reason could be the antibiotics that you have taken you could have become resistant to them hence they are not clearing the infection you have
i would do a blood test to rule out and confirm whether viral or bacterial
it cant be malaria as you dont have joint pains with vomiting and diarrhoea and you have to travel to an endemic area of malaria to get it.
it cant be typhoid as you get bloody diarrhoea with fatigue.
it cant be gastroenteritis as you will be vomiting and have diarrhoea with dehydration.
it cant be viral bronchitis because this infection is way down in your lungs while yours is just in upper throat.
would suggest get your throat checked and chest checked by the doctor and prescribe the medications accordingly.
get well soon and takecare.
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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