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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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Suggest a remedy for low grade fever, headaches, fatigue and cough

Hi I am a 59 year old female....generallly in great health..Started with cold symptoms three days ago...but now has escalated to low grade fever, weakness ,headaches , and a disturbing yellow mucoid cough especially at night..Generally feeling fatigued....
Mon, 2 May 2016
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Hello ,
Welcome to and thanks for sharing your concern with us.
Your symptoms are suggestive of viral upper respiratory infection . Such infections are self limiting in 7 to 10 days . Follow these tips:
1. Take rest
2. gargle multiple times a day with warm salt water.
3. drink warm tea for soothing of throat.
4. keep a bowl full of warm water in your room to make the air humidified which will help in prevention of drying of respiratory tract .
5. drink chicken soup
6 . take Tylenol for fever.
If you will follow these then recovery will be faster . In most of the cases viral infection resolves on its own but in few cases viral infection is followed by a bacterial infection . If fever , cough lasts more than 10 days then consult your PCP .
I wish you good health .
Best Regards,
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