Chronic Fever

Chronic fevers are known as fevers lasting for more than 10 to 14 days. Fever means a lot of different things, but most mild and low-grade fevers are nothing to worry about. An increase in body temperature is very normal as it responses to an infection, like a cold or the flu.

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Is it possible for a fungal infection to cause low-grade fever?

Query: Hi doctor, For around nine weeks now, I have had a low grade fever and that persists. Also, I feel a little upper throat fullness and mild sinus congestion. I have been in and out of primary care clinics many times looking for help.  I had two chest x-rays and they were clear. I also had blood test...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a chronic fever, which is called as pyrexia of unknown origin when we are unable to ascertain a cause. As your blood tests and x-ray are normal, lung infection is ruled out. Conditions causing chronic fever are numerous. Also, certain infections like tuberculosi...  Read Full »

I have had chronic recurrent diarrhea and fever for the past four years. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Four years back, I had diarrhea and a weight loss of 5 kg. Then got recurrent fevers which got better with NSAIDs and antibiotic treatment. My hemoglobin was 13.2 gm/dL, ESR 57 mm/hr, and thyroid and urine tests were normal. After a few months, I got a fever with diarrhea. Next two mon...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have chronic diarrhea with fever, according to mentioned history. So colonoscopy and routine stool micro examination can be done. Kindly let me know which type of biopsy your doctor wants, colonic or bone marrow biopsy. Also, attach your reports so I can check th...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old baby is suffering from recurrent fever despite taking multiple antibiotics. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 3.5-year-old baby has been suffering from a fever for the past month, all blood reports are normal, but every six to eight hours fever gets repeated. The temperature increases up to 101 degrees. Multiple antibiotics were self-administered that could not help. As the temperature sub...  Read Full »

Dr. Jeffrey Aaron

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern about the recurrent fevers. Hope you and the kid are safe today. This must be tiring for the baby and you. Firstly I only have a CRP (C-reactive protein) report attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) here. If a chil...  Read Full »

What does symptoms like frequent fever, weakness in bone and no weight gain indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend gets frequent fever and weak bone problems. She is not able to gain weight and strong bones. She belongs to a poor family though she has been visiting many ayurvedic, homeopathic MD's no one is able to figure out the exact reason. There might be chances of bone cancer? She ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Berry Chirag Ashok

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems from what you have mentioned that your friend is a 30-year-old lady with frequent episodes of fever and bone pain (assuming that the bone problems you mentioned are bone pains at multiple locations). If she is indeed only 70 lbs, then it is likely that she is c...  Read Full »

My son got sick with the flu and had a fever for almost a month. Is it normal for a child to have a longer duration of fever?

Query: Hi doctor,My son got sick with the flu and had a fever for almost a month. His doctor said they did all the laboratories, and he is a healthy child. Is it normal for a child to have a longer duration of fever? We visited his doctor five months back regarding his fevers. At that point, he had a fever...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As you already said, the problem seems to be flu and Covid. Winter season fever may be due to allergic bronchitis and secondary bacterial or viral infection. 1. Try to build immunity for him. 2. Give a high-protein diet. 3. Take a high-fiber diet. 4. Ask him to avoi...  Read Full »

My wife has cavernous venous thrombosis and persistent fever after delivery. What could be the cause of fever?

Query: Hello Doctor, My wife delivered a baby. After delivery, she had a severe headache. MRI scan was taken after a week. She was diagnosed with cavernous venous thrombosis in her brain and was put on medication with Warfarin. After that, she is at home. But the problem we are facing is that she has a per...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to, I can completely understand your concern and anxiety; here in tropical countries, we get lots of female patients with CVT (cavernous vein thrombosis) almost every day because it is very common in the tropical countries set up, so in general, doctors in tropical countrie...  Read Full »

Why is my sister's fever not coming down despite taking Cefixime?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to ask what could be the best medicine for my sister. She had an on and off fever since last week, and then the doctor gave her an antibiotic named (Cefixime trihydrate or Trexim) suspension. But she is still experiencing a high fever till now. What should we do?  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Considering the continuous fever in spite of antibiotics, I would suggest doing the following investigations: CBC (complete blood count), CRP (C-reactive protein-quantitative), PSMP (peripheral smear of malarial parasite), dengue virus antigen detection NS1, serum gluta...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have persistent fever, vomiting, and coughing?

Query: Hi,My mother has a fever of around 104 degrees celsius. She is also having vomiting and coughing. I am sure it is not malaria, dengue, typhoid, UTI, or COVID infection. She had a history of typhoid a few years back. Her current medications include Tazloc-H, Glador, and Paracetamol. We got her urine ...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms suggest that it is a viral fever. I suggest you try the following medications for three days- 1. Capsule Pan-D (Domperidone and Pantoprazole) two times daily before food. 2. Tablet Doxy (doxycycline) 100 mg tw...  Read Full »

I am having fever along with pain in my back and neck while rotating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having fever since yesterday, so I had some Paracetamol tablets. After that, I consulted a local doctor today, who prescribed me tablet Paracetamol IP 500 mg, antacid antigas liquid, tablet Becozyme C forte and ORS pouches. Even after seven hours of taking medications, I still ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on your symptoms, I would keep the first possibility as dengue as it fits into this diagnosis. So I would suggest you get dengue NS1 (Dengue virus antigen detection) and dengue serology testing. Secondly, get a complete blood count to h...  Read Full »

I have a fever every other night, body aches, and diarrhea. What can I have?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been getting a fever every other night or once a month during the night. I have also been getting sick with body aches and fevers with diarrhea. The labroratory ran a complete blood test, and on the SPEP test, they noticed a spike in the gamma region. They performed an immunofix...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Biclonal gammopathy involves the presence of 2 or more M-proteins in serum or urine. It may occur due to the production of monoclonal immunoglobulins from two plasma cell clones or two monoclonal proteins from a single plasma cell clone. Mo...  Read Full »

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