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Suggest treatment for fever and chills

62 yr old male with high blood pressure who can not take ibuprophen due to liver problems has had a cough for roughly a week , loss of appetite for two days but suddenly has chills but fever is 102 but went to 103.5 in two hours and can not get comfortable to rest he s taking gg/ codiene what can be taken for fever?
Mon, 7 May 2018
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He can use any of the other anti-inflammatory medications unless he has a history of a reaction with those medication eg Naproxen or Cataflam. Any of these medications would help with the fever. With a history of liver disease, he would need to avoid Paracetamol/Tylenol. Using cold/cool liquids, tepid sponging and fan therapy would also help with the fever.

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Dr. Michelle Gibson James
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Suggest treatment for fever and chills

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. He can use any of the other anti-inflammatory medications unless he has a history of a reaction with those medication eg Naproxen or Cataflam. Any of these medications would help with the fever. With a history of liver disease, he would need to avoid Paracetamol/Tylenol. Using cold/cool liquids, tepid sponging and fan therapy would also help with the fever. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Michelle Gibson James