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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What causes persistent goose bumps on the body?

hey there, I was just wondering why I have had goosebumps all day and they won’t seem to go away, I’m in australia so it’s pretty hot and I went in the pool, I also had a shower and am in trackies and a hoodie now but they won’t go away, I also have a sore through and am coughing a fair bit.
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It seems you are very likely having fever because you have these goose bumps, sore throat and cough. It is important to have Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (Ibuprofen) every 6-8 hours to help with the fever and the pain in your throat. Make sure you are resting well and drinking and eating frequent small amounts. If you are not improving in 3-4 days than you will need to see your doctor to evaluate the need for antibiotics.

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