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What to do if the fever persists for more than one week?

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Published At June 8, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 24, 2023

Patient's 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?

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 glutamic pyruvic transminase (SGPT), X-ray chest, routine urine tests, and microscopy.

Further management depends on the above results.

Also, make it a point to check the temperature with a thermometer. Temperature between 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 102 degrees Fahrenheit can be managed with Crocin (Paracetamol), and a temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit or above will need syrup Ibugesic plus (Ibuprofen 100 mg and Paracetamol 162.5 mg). Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them and take the medicines with their consent. Doses will be as per weight.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim
Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

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