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Suggest remedy for fever and chills

I have had fever of 101, the highest, chills and total body aches for the past 48 hours and it does not seem to be resolving. The temp goes down to 100 at times. It's just my whole body is just aching. I have taken advil, which usually helps me, but not so much this time. I don't have any cold or cough or anything like that. Should I worry?
Thu, 10 Mar 2016
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Fever and generalized aches and pains are usually related to viral infections. It is not unusual that the temperature has lasted this long.

Additional symptoms, pinpointing the exact source of the infection may develop.

You can continue the ibuprofen to help with temperature control. Paracetamol/tylenol can be added to this.

In addition, dressing coolly, using cool/cold liquids and tepid sponging may also help as well.

If you remain concern or develop any symptoms that worry you, you should see your doctor for assessment.

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