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Took an alkaseltzer. Had high temperature. Breathing rapidly and coughing a lot. What is wrong?

my husband 77 yrs. old had a temp. of 101.5 this morning @ 6:00..he took an alkaseltzer..2 hrs. later the temp. was 98.5, now it is 97.5..he still looks flush tho and is breathing more rapidly...isn t coughing or seem to have anything but sleeping a lot...2 mos. ago @ prompt care they took xrays and said he had pneumonia was put on an antibiotic..followed up later w/our dr. and he disputed the diagnosis..he finished the antibiotics and was fine then..don t know what is going on today.
Asked On : Thu, 27 Dec 2012
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Thanks for using health care magic for posting your query.
I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.
From what you have stated it appears that your husband has again developed an infection, probably a bacterial infection. If he has had pneumonia in the past then he is likely to have it again as well. You should show him to a internal medicine doctor who would like to X-ray him and if necessary give some antibiotics. He certainly needs round the clock cover of paracetamol as well.
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Wish you good health,
Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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