Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

167 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from fever.

I'm suffering from fever since yesterday, I took paracetamol... but it doesn't seem working. Please help.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,  
General & Family Physician 's  Response
hello ,
thank for you query at health care magic.
simple fever you can take paracetamol 500 mg three times a day.
but if your having any associated symptoms like rash, headache, vomiting , diarrhea, body pains, and itching please elaborate your symptoms, there duration and number of episodes of symptoms that could help us to come to some conclusion and prescribe medication accordingly.
thank you.
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. Preeti Kathail's  Response

Please write the other symptoms assosiated with fever.eg.
cough,cold,burning in micturation,loose motion.
Do following investigations-
C.B.P.&E.S.R.
p.s.for M.P.
b.widal
Show all reports to the doctor.
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Suryakanta Baraha's  Response
take paracetamol 500mg tid. first get ur all blood invesigation. after getting the cause of fever proper medication can be given.better to meet a physician.
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Dr. sunil pandey's  Response
welcome to "HealthcareMagic"forum
without infection body tem.s not increase.and you take anti pyaretic drug.that drug will be work reduce your body tem.not treat.you may also take anti body.or anti inflama.
but we suggest to you.meet your doctor.and tke advoice.
General & Family Physician Dr. JItendra Sharma's  Response
Just providing a symptom of fever, will not help in this case. It would be great, if the patient also provide's other symptoms patient is suffering from (Viz, running nose, cough, burning micturation, loose motion's etc.) This might help to reach a diagnosis. And fever as a symptom may also need some genuine evaluation.

However, in most scenario's fever as a symptoms turns out to be due to viral infection. And symptomatic treatment ususally subsides.
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

General & Family Physician Dr. Hammad Baig's  Response
Dear Mr Ved Prakash... Fever can be due to many reasons.. I could help you in a better way if you can kindly elaborate the symptoms you are suffering from. At any point if you feel your condition is deteriorating then please immediately consult your family doctor.

Regards Dr Hammad
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

  User's Response
1.most fevers encountered in General Practice are viral,self limiting,and require only symptomatic treatment.
2.before labelling a fever as viral,look for pallor,jaundice,neck stiffness, abdomen for liver and spleen and auscultate for chest.
3.is there any running epidemic.
4.is fever with chills or without chills.
5.any associated burning micturition,cloudy urine, or loin pain.
6.with cough or cold??
  User's Response
Dr. RANJITHA's  Response
hi fever itself is not a disease,its a symptom of some infection present some where in the body so only paracetamol wont help you..you have to take antibiotic to subside the infection ok.
Homeopath Dr. Krupali Devkar's  Response
fever is a vague symptom, which will not alone help in diagnosis, is fever with chills?
malaria, viral, urinary tract infection, all r accompanied by fever.typhoid any other infection, TB all cause fever , since it is our bodys defense mechanism.
I find this answer helpful
General & Family Physician Dr. V Ramachandran's  Response
If you are having only fever and no other symptoms, Paracetamol 500 mg four times a day would be enough for the first two days. If fever does not subside then you need to see your doctor, maybe do some blood tests. If however you have other symptoms like cough, diarrhoea, painful urination, etc, then you may require suitable antibiotics which your doctor could prescribe.
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response
Ananth's  Response
hi,Fever is a rise in our body's normal temperature, which, on average, is 98.6 degrees Farenheit. Fever is part of our body's defense mechanism. When our bodies are fighting infections, our body temperature rises. But why? Fever is a symptom of an infection. Fever is a symptom of almost every disease known to man. Illnesses caused by viruses and bacteria invade our bodies and make us sick. Without our immune system to fight off these infections, we could die. Colds, tonsillitis, otitis media, the flu, bronchitis, tetanus, measles, mumps, chicken pox, AIDS, pneumonia are all examples of bacterial and viral infections. Always its better to have a doctor evaluate a patient with fever.
  User's Response
thank you for asking query.
Do not worry and don't need of blood investigation if you have just temperature from yesterday. Take paracetamol 500 mg thrice for one day. if no response and appearance of other symptoms, then consult your doctor for proper treatment.
  User's Response
nihar's  Response
how long u have this fever, see a doctor dear..
  Anonymous's Response
Anonymous's  Response

The Thing Is With Fever It Depends How Bad You Feel, You See If You Feel Ill I Would Go And See A Docter However Everyone Gets Fever And Tbh For Docters Its A Bit Of A Waste Of Time, Of Cource Im Not Disagreeing About Seeing A Docter I Just Think Everyone Gets It And If Your not Feeling Ill Just Rest.

Much Love,,, Get Welll Soon =] x

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

goodevening...i suffered from chicken pox exactly 3 weeks ago and since then i have kept a check on my fever. my problem since then is that my fever keeps coming back every evening around 5-6 and stays till around 11:30. at the other times of the day my temperature is normal. even at night my temperature is normal. also my chicken pox spots went away in the normal period of 7 days and did not give me much of a trouble. i have been taking multivitamins since 5 days now but still no help. i do not have any other symptoms but only this fever which keeps coming back in the evenings.also my fever does not exceed 99F. it only fluctuates between 37.1 and 37.2.also i just feel a little weak but that really is not a big problem which affects me. i feel it could be my recovery from the viral. basically fever is my main problem. i am really worried abt this now. please can you help me with some answer?

doctor1 MD

Back in the early 40 s, when I was around three years old, I developed scarlet fever along with my siblings that almost took my life because the hospital I was in did not have an anitbiotic to deal with the infection. A number of us were placed in a home owed by the hospital in Bismarck, ND, and left to heal or die. Fortunately, a doctor decided to try sulfa meds, which were being used by the service men. I survived the ordeal with many sores in and around my mouth. My oldest sister was diagnosed with rheumatic fever, but not I, as far as I knw. Recently, I mentined this story to my present physician, who believed I, too, suffered from rheumatic fever, which could account for some of the problems I have developed as an adult. My question is this: Could scarlet fever develop into rheumatic fever?

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am a student. I have my exams coming in a week.. I have fever, headache and backpain since yesterday. Please advice me how to get this treated as early as possible.Thanks

Recent questions on  Antipyretic

doctor1 MD

My 3 year old son has had a fever all day and history of diarhea/vomting in past 24hrs. He had a warm bath and began shaking hard afterwards and continued to do so even though he did not feel cold. I gave him tylenol and even in his bed under blankets he is still shaking. Temp at this time is 37.8

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am Uma from Edinburgh, Scotland. My daughter is 2 and 1/2 years old. She is having fever (103 and above) for the last 2 days. She also has cough and cold. There is no relief with paracetamol. I am giving her 100mg of meftal thrice a day. Could I give her so much of Meftal? Please suggest.

doctor1 MD

Hi my son is 7 years old , yesterday afternoon he started saying stomach ache and wanted aircon on, by the bed he had 37.3 tem, and i gave him panadol . didnt sleep well due to stomach pain. Early morning around 2.30am he vomited. Now he is sleeping feeling a bit feverish. Monday only we went outside for shopping and had food from out side (subway). Please let me know what is going on with him.

doctor1 MD

I have been having alot of stress lately and also trying to get over this kill cold. I have been taking tylenol allergy and sinus each day, the liquid, but haven't gone over the directed amount. Now I am having a slightly irregular heart beat, like, 1, 2, 345, 6, 7, 8, 91011, 12, 13. Something like that. It's kind of scary but isn't producing any symptoms like tired, dizzy, nothing. Should I worry? The heartbeat thing has been going on for about a day, the cold is almost gone now so I stopped with the meds. Thanks, Matthew

doctor1 MD

what kind of pain medication would I take for rectal pain?

doctor1 MD

7 MONTH'S BABY SUFFERING FROM COLD FOR 8 DAYS WAS USING CEFPODOXIME AND ZYR COLD SYRUP.BUT NOW HE IS IN FEVER THAT REACHES TO 102F IN EVERY NIGHT AND USING PARACETAMOL SOLN(FEVEX) FOR 2 DAYS BUT TEMPERATURE NOT LOWERING.WHAT CAN I DO? PLZ HELP.

doctor1 MD

I'm nursing my one year old. I've been taking pepto bismal for the last two days. I just looked up the info and it says not to take. She has a fever tonight of 101....I'm afraid of ryes syndrome . Also, she was around a child who got hand foot and...