Fever is a symptom rather than a disease. A body temperature higher than 98.6 F is considered
fever, but it is not of severe consequence until it is above 100.4 F.

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My daughter has been suffering from severe fever since yesterday. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter has been suffering from severe fever since yesterday. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakashchandra Nagar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For fever, I would suggest syrup Tylenol (Acetaminophen 500 mg). I cannot suggest a specific dose as there is no age or weight mentioned. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with them and take medicines with their consent. Also, If you can share the problem in de...  Read Full »

My 5-year-old son has a fever, runny nose, dry cough, and nasal congestion. Are these symptoms occurring due to low immunity?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 5 years old and has a fever, runny nose, and dry cough. He takes a cough mixture and vaporub. Always he gets nasal congestion and red eyes. I try to keep away from antibiotics because he is always on them and constipated. He was first diagnosed with asthma at one, then la...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please understand that all children get recurring fever as their immunity is only in the developing stage. The immunity to the infecting bacteria or viruses grows with each infection. Good healthy foods and habits add up immunity. The common peo...  Read Full »

What is the reason for headache, weakness, and stomach ache after a cat scratched me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl. This week, I bought two kittens and a dog. I took good care of them and cleaned them thrice a day. One of my kittens scratched me a bit, but I cleaned the scratch with soap and alcohol. It has been six days and the scratch is gone. But, I feel very weak late...  Read Full »

Dr. Ehsan Samarbafzadeh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like you most probably do have a cat scratch disease. The symptoms usually appear a few days after the cat scratches or bites. The typical symptoms are fever, tiredness, and also a lymph node enlargement, although not all of them might appear in every patie...  Read Full »

I am having a fever and took Paracetamol 650 mg. Can you please suggest the correct dosage of Paracetamol for fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a fever and took Paracetamol 650 mg in the morning. However, at night I still had a fever. Should I take Paracetamol again or wait for the fever to go away? I visited the hospital yesterday without a mask for a check-up and may have caught germs. What is the correct dosage...  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The maximum acceptable dose of Paracetamol tablets for a healthy adult male is a maximum of six tablets (650 mg) in a day. However, you can safely take four tablets in a day if required. But more importantly, taking Paracetamol for fever is not the solution. First, w...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from fever and dry cough for three days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a fever yesterday. It reached 37 degrees Celsius, and I have had a dry cough for almost three days. I took flu medicine and Carbocisteine yesterday. I want to request an online medical examination and a medical certificate.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query. Please answer the questions below for a more comprehensive understanding. 1) Do you have any sore throat? 2) Do you have any runny nose or nasal blockage? 3) Do you have any headache, body ache, tiredness, or breathing difficulty? 4) What ...  Read Full »

My mother is suddenly sweating and feeling cold with body pain and fever.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is suddenly sweating and feeling cold as well. She has muscle pain and strain below the knee and nerve strain in the body, such as hand, neck, back, and leg. She is also suffering from body pain and fever. She feels tired, and her stomach feels heavy after a meal.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com, I understand your concern. Kindly reply to all these questions. 1. Since how many days have these symptoms been present (a few hours back or from one or two days)? 2. Does she have a fever? What is the body temperature? 3. Have you measured her blood sugar level ...  Read Full »

My son had multiple episodes of fever in the past few months with headaches and weakness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 17-year-old son got a fever four times during the past four months. During those periods, he was tired and experienced headaches on the backside of his head and at the place below the forehead, where eyebrows meet. In addition, he had a running nose and phlegm for over two months. W...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iCliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). His blood reports are absolutely fine, and his condition will improve. However, I suggest you to undergo an eye examination once. The ...  Read Full »

How can dengue be treated in my 8-year-old child?

Query: Hello doctor,My 8-year-old child is suffering from dengue fever. She has been having temperatures of 101 degrees in the nighttime for the past five days. Yesterday, her blood count was normal. But, today, her blood count is 12,000. I am very afraid. Please suggest any treatment. She is on NS I.V. on...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that dengue is a self-limiting disease. There is no cure to kill the virus or to increase the platelets. Treatment is given only to hydrate the child in order to try to prevent the complications of the disease, which can be done by IV (intravenous) fluid...  Read Full »

My little child has fever and low WBC count. Can it be dengue fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My 3 years and 6 months old daughter has been suffering from a fever of about 100 to 102 for the past three days. She had rashes throughout her whole body. We had blood tests performed, and the results were negative for dengue. But, the WBC and the platelet count reduced gradually in th...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can happen in a viral fever also. But it is always better to repeat the test after 48 hours to make sure about the WBC (white blood cell) count and the platelet count status. There are other dengue-like viruses where dengue test comes negative but the behavi...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old kid has a fever and infection and is prescribed Paracetamol and antibiotics. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is seven years old boy suffering from fever. His temperature was 102 to 103 F the day before yesterday. We had given him liquid Paracetamol. Later it turned out to be an infection. Currently, he is on antibiotics.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there seems to be a likely viral infection. Therefore, you can continue the antibiotics. Please use paracetamol only if the fever is between 100 to 102 F and Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Para...  Read Full »

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