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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes fever along with sore throat and body ache?

This is a long story but I’m hoping someone can help me. Around the end of August I came down with what I thought to be a chest infection (constant cough with a lot of phlegm, body aches, tired, runny nose), which I never went to the doctor for. It lasted until mid to end of November. I never felt 100%, as the cough with phlegm would not go away no matter what over the counter meds I took. Still to this day, when I lay down to go to sleep, the cough with phlegm returns. I was starting to feel better, even with the lingering cough at night, and today came down with what seems to be flu like symptoms. Sudden fever of 100, with a very sore throat and body aches, congestion, etc. I’m wondering if this had something to do with the previous illness, or if I just have a common cold.
Sat, 7 Jul 2018
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Hello and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Consume plenty of liquids to maintain hydration .
Balanced nutritious diet with avoidance of excess sugar , oily , non veg , spicy ,
dairy fat , junk foods , articial sweeteners .

Gargles with salted lukewarm water added peppermint oil 3 times a day .
Deep breathing exercises , walking in fresh air , YOGA help to recover faster .
Avoid exposure to dust , pollens ; if necessary use triple layer face mask .

you can take cefadroxyl twice a day for five days, you can take paracetamol twice
a day for five day you can rantac d twice a day for five day , give salbutamol
twice a day for five days

Avoid smoking or any form of tobacco consumption .
Avoid stress , anxiety .

Tessalon pearls 3 times a day .
Basil leaves , turmeric powder in boiled skimmed milk , pure honey , chamoline
tea are herbal recovering agents .

Consult later your doctor if required for further evaluation with lab tests , x-ray
chest & detailed management .

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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