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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes a chesty cough and fever?

Since Friday I have had a chesty cough, fever, aching, feel sick one minute and starving the next, getting stabby pains in my hands and feet and headache. I have also lost my voice. I have only had a couple of slices of toast since Saturday and am getting worried that I am not feeling any better.
I have been taking Benylin cold and flu capsules which are paracetomol based and also ibuprofen.
I had a hysterectomy 10 weeks ago but wouldn't have thought there was a connection.
I would be grateful for any advice you can give.
Tue, 31 Oct 2017
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Hello dear , hi

Welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This is in relation with lower respiratory tract infection with systemic
manifestations .

* Guidelines for better recovery

- Gargles with salted lukewarm water added peppermint oil 3 times a day
- Drink plenty of liquids .
- Consume soft , light diet with avoidance of oily , spicy , chilled beverages
excess sugar .

- No smoking or alcohol if using .
- Regular walking in fresh air , exercises , YOGA will support great .
- Further antibiotic assistance with your doctor .

Hope this will help you for sure .
Regards .
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