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

133 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.

Suggest medication for fever and chills

I developed fever and chills with some body aches three days ago. I have been taking Cipro 500 mgs. twice daily since Thursday evening. I continue to have episodes for sweating and developed a dry hacking cough two days ago. Heaviness in the chest and basically fever fatigued and letharagic with a runny nose. I have also been taking Flu and Cold. One year ago I received a pacemaker, have Tyoe 2 Diabetes. I did receive a Pneumonia and Flu injection at that time. I was wondering if I might have Pneumonia. I feeling like I am having trouble moving in air.
Mon, 3 Nov 2014
Report Abuse
Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on HCM.
In my opinion you should get done blood report (CBC) and chest x ray to rule oit infection in the lungs. Possibility of lung infection is more because
1. Fever with chills and dry hacking cough is seen in lung infection.
2. You are diabetic so chances of infection are more.
3. Your flu vaccine is a year ago, so coverage is over.
So you are quite prone to lung infection so we have to rule out this first.
If chest x ray is normal than malaria should be rule out as fever with chills is there.
So better to consult doctor and discuss all these.
I find this answer helpful
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

I have been running a low grade fever (99-101) but typically never run a fever when ill. Also, experiencing chills, muscle aches, lower back pain and have had watery stools for the past 2 days. I care for an elderly man and do not want to get him sick. I can t get into see my PCP until Monday, any idea what it could be?

doctor1 MD

My son has very high fever. He is 4 years old and has been having fever for the past two days..last night was bad as his fever went upto 103.6f . I gave P125 which didnt work. so gave a towel bath and gave ibugesic plus 8 ml(he weighs 13.4kgs). Now he is fine. but not sure how long and frequently i can give ibugesic. He also had shaking chills last night . We have been giving him an antibiotic that the doctor prescribed for the past 2 days...to be given for 3 more days.. Why did he get shivering chills..why is the fever not responding to normal paracetemal. how much more should i give this ibugesic, is it safe for a 4 year old kid?

doctor1 MD

My 4 year old has a fever, chills, swollen glands and cold hands and feet and headache from time to time. Have given her calpol and ibuprofen, temp reduces then for a few hours but glands still making neck hurt. This has started since Friday afternoon. She seems fine in herself after medicine has taken effect but feels bad again when temp starts to rise.