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Persistent low grade fever, bodyaches, headaches. Caused by virus?

My daughter is 33 and she started having a low grade fever and body aches a week ago. She went to her dr. and the flu test was negative so he told her it was just some type of virus. It has been 7 days and she continues to run the low grade fever and has body aches. Now she has been having headaches . I know you can t diagnose her but can you tell me if it is possible to have these symptoms this long from a harmless virus? Thank you for your answer. I am getting concerned.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
Your daughter require some more investigations to find out the cause of having temperature for long time.
Go for.
Blood for total count, differential count, ESR, platelet count.
Urine routine and microscopic.
If require go for x-ray chest.
After all reports we might get some clue for having temperature.
Accordingly go for treatment.
Ok and bye.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nupur K's  Response

Welcome to the forum. You have not given any past or menstrual history. However, I will try to help you. Your daughter is suffering from infection ( viral/ bacterial ) that is causing fever, bodyache and headache. Consult a doctor get her clinically assessed, get blood tests ( R/E, C/S), blood for mp and widal test to rule out malaria, typhoid,influenza, etc.

There is no harm in doing blood tests since she is febrile since a week. Depending upon the diagnosis she may need urine, stool tests to be done.

Give her light, non-oily food, keep her well hydrated. Include berries, fruits and veggies in her diet. Take care.
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