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Sores in the mouth, loss of appetite, enervation, high fever. No improvement with medicines. Treatment suggestion?

A friend has been sick for over two weeks. She has sores in her mouth (on her tongue - that has more than double in size), high fever, loss of weight (10 pounds), loss of appetite , loss of energy and I m sure dehydrated. She has been to urgent care, the ER and her own physician - all have given her antibiotics , but none have helped. The last antibiotic she was on made everything taste putrid and she stopped taking them. The only thing she has responded to at all was Prednisone (sp?) given at the ER, but she wasn t given any refills for it. The only thing she has been tested for, that I m aware of, is strep which came back negative. Any ideas on what she should do now or who she should see? She has been in bed, unable to work for over two weeks.
Asked On : Mon, 23 Jul 2012
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Hello. Welcome to hcm.
Varied symptoms like this can be infection like pneumonia or chronic disorders which immune deficiency.
I adivce you to undergo fever profile which tests for most of infections,usg abdomen, xray chest,complete blood examination,hiv,tuberculosis,malaria antigen test. Hospital admission will be better to manage hydration and i.v. antibiotics. Once diagnosis made,it can be treated accordingly.
All the best
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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