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Fever, chills, headache, sore throat. Taking paracetamol. Viral infection?

My 14 year old daughter has a temperature of 39.1. She s hot to the touch but she says she s cold. She has a headache and a sore throat . I ve given her paracetamol , she s had a warm bath and a hot drink with honey . Is this just a viral infection? Is there anything else I can do to make her feel better. She doesn t get ill very often
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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  User's Response
Hi, Sunny,
Thanks for query.
It seems that she might be having viral infection but might be mixed bacterial infection.
Give her decongestant and analgesic medicine.
Consult your doctor and after examination he may go for antibiotic medicine for few days if he thinks of mixed infection.
Give plenty of water.
Avoid fried and junk food.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
General & Family Physician Dr. Aniruddha Panja's  Response
Hello dear
Thanks for your query

Your daughter is having pharyngitis.It is difficult to say whether its viral or bacterial infection.

Ask her to do the following :

Do warm saline gurgling four times daily for 5 days
Take Vit C 500mg tablet once daily for a week. Eat plenty of citrous fruits.
Have plenty of fluids.
Take Paracetamol 500mg tablet twice daily for 3 days and thereafter sos
Take Levocetrizine 5mg tablet once daily for 5 days
Take Azithral 500mg tablet 1 tab per day for 3 days
Do a throat swab culture sensitivity testing if possible.

But dont self medicate.Get a clinical checkup from your doctor and take his advice.

Hope this helps

Update here how your daughter stays.

Take care :)
Answered: Fri, 12 Oct 2012
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