Common "Chronic Fever" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq

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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I have been experiencing chronic fever. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 17 years old, weigh 121 pounds, and am 5.3 feet tall. I have been experiencing low-grade fever for six months. My IGRA test came back positive, but my sputum test was negative, and my CT scan showed normal results. Currently, I am experiencing a fever multiple times daily, around 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) test is unable to differentiate between latent and active tuberculosis (TB) infection, essentially distinguishing between infection and disease. Just because you are infected with TB does not mean you have the disease, which...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi, My mother has a fever of around 104 degrees Fahrenheit. 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 ur...  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...  Read Full »

My cousin is suffering from high fever, weakness, and cough for more than a month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My cousin sister is suffering from high fever, weakness, and cough for more than the past month. The report for the sputum test and chest X-ray is positive which means that she is suffering from tuberculosis (I think). Currently, she is taking Paracetamol and Aciloc. Can you please gui...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! A positive sputum test means tuberculosis. Consult a local respiratory and chest physician so that oral antitubercular medicine is prescribed with one injection of Streptomycin, this should be taken under the guidance of a doctor. ...  Read Full »

My baby has a recurrent fever despite taking antibiotics. Why?

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 »

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 »

What is the cause of fever in cavernous venous thrombosis?

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. Rathee Rahul

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 »

I have a headache, fever, and body weakness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,For the past few days, I have been feeling unwell, and feverish, with headache, and body weakness. Sometimes I was feeling bloated. I suspected malaria but when I checked it was negative, I was using tablets of Amoxicillin Clavulanate and Betaserc and ear drops for the past few days as ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). From the attached reports, this is only CBC (complete blood count) report. In this report, your hemoglobin is slightly less. It should be above 13. So yo...  Read Full »

My child had a month-long flu and fever. Is it a normal duration?

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 »

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 »

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 »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.