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Fever, pain, given fever reducer

my husband has had a fever since early this morning at 103.1 -103.5 and i gave him fever reducer and went down to 102.5 but started back up gain and is not at 103.6 and he has been in pain all over and not eating what should i do? i have tried to just give him juice and small things like soup and broth. i have gave him cold rag and even tried with ice in it nothing is helping.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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Its essential that we know the cause of the fever before we start appropriate treatment. For the fever, he can give him Tablet Tylenol 650 mg four times a day. This, along with sponging with tepid water, should help bring down the fever. In order to help me identify the cause and suggest treatment, please answer the following questions:
a. Does he have cough, running nose or chest pain?
b. Does he have abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea?
c. Does he have any burning while urination, increased frequency of urination?
d. Has he noticed an angry looking, painful lump anywhere on the body?
e. Is there any rash that you might have missed?
f. Does he feel as alert as before or he feel drowsy most of the time?

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