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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I have pain in the right lungs with yellow phlegm. Can I have lung cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old male, and I weigh 140 lbs, and I am 5.7 feet tall. About three weeks ago, I went to the doctor for a fever, chills, and a headache. I was told that it was a minor case of flu. I developed blood in my mucus soon after, but I did not go to the doctor, as it went away aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a repeat lower respiratory tract infection, which is leading to both yellow phlegm and chest pain due to inflammation of pleura called as pleuritis. Chances of cancer are very less, provided your young age. Still, you should get one a chest x-ray done. I suggest ...  Read Full »

Will anal fissures get infected and cause mild fever?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had anal fissures, and since the evening, I got a fever. Can fissures cause an infection? If yes, are there any antibiotics I can take? I have a 9-month-old baby whom I am still feeding. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »

Dr. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, anal fissures do not cause infection. Anal fissures, if present chronically, becomes chronic anal fissures. Have you measured the body temperature? Is it a mild rise? Please answer the question for further help.  Read Full »

Does diarrhea for two days cause fever and body pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had diarrhea for two days. The stool is watery for two days now. I took Diatabs and Hydride, but still, it has persisted for two days now. I also had some fever, body pains, although it ceases whenever I take Ibuprofen. Is there any way I can have a prescription for an antibiotic ...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As the diarrhea is there for two days and the medications you are taking are not showing any effect. There are chances of you getting dehydrated. I suggest consulting a doctor in person or going to ER (emergency) is the best opti...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about the low lymphocyte count of my brother post-COVID-19?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking this for my brother. He is 60 years old, diabetic, and has blood pressure. He recovered from COVID-19 a month back and has been pretty good. But two days before, he got some allergies and rashes and also had dysentery and fever. We went to the doctor, and they did a CBC test....  Read Full »

Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. The cell counts like WBC (white blood cell) counts take some time to come back to normal post-COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) illness, especially those who were on steroid medications like Medrol (Methylprednisolone). He also has diabetes, w...  Read Full »

How to know whether I have pelvic inflammatory disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 19 year old female, and I was diagnosed with a pelvic inflammatory disease, five days back. Today my primary doctor called and said my test results were all negative. Does that mean the PID was false? Have I been cleared from STD or STI? I was prescribed Doxycycline and Metronidazo...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) diagnosis is typically based on presenting signs and symptoms of the patient. There may be fever, lower abdominal pain, new or different discharge, pain during intercourse, irregular bleeding, cervical motion tenderness, or uterine tender...  Read Full »

What does vaginal itching with colorless discharge and fever indicate?

Query: Hi doctor,I had vaginal itching for two to three days and then some colorless discharge and mild odor too. I am diabetic. I started on Ofloxacin 200 yesterday. The itching is less, but now I have a fever of about 100. I also have some thigh cramps. Is the line of treatment correct? Kindly give your ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. Please share if you have any urinary symptoms like burning sensation or pain while urinating. What is your frequency of urination? Are there any changes in that from your routine? The medicine you are taking...  Read Full »

Is continuous fever for more than three days in a child indicative of typhoid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 21 months old and 12.5 kg in weight. He has a fever for the last three days. And I have been giving him Calpol suspension. Now I want to provide him with Azitus-XL 200 mg suspension too. Kindly prescribe the dosage for it. As of now, my child does not have symptoms like sore th...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. My suggestion with Azitus-XL suspension (Azithromycin 200 mg/5 ml) for 12.5 kg child is 3 ml once a day for five days. I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

Does the loss of smell, cough, and fever indicate COVID even after testing negative?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother (86years) lost her smell sensation last Saturday. She had a fever, cold, cough, and headache. So we isolated her and tested for COVID-19. But the report was negative. We tested two times, and the result is negative both times. But for the last two days, my husband and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. In the current situation of the pandemic, your grandmother could be infected with the coronavirus. She might have tested negative. The reason behind this is, if the virus has reached the lungs, RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase-polymerize ...  Read Full »

Why did my fever increase to 105 degree after taking Paracetamol?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit with body pain. Then, I took Calpol 650. After taking it, my temperature showed 105 degrees. What to do?  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you are suffering from a fever that is very high in nature. As Acetaminophen or Paracetamol cannot subside your fever, I think that you should start taking broad-spectrum antibiotics li...  Read Full »

Will there be fever the next day after exposure to COVID in a crowded place?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday, I went to a crowded place but wore a double mask and used sanitizer. I am stressed a lot, and after that, there was a rise in my temperature a little bit. But it subsided within half an hour, and after that, I am feeling feverish like hot breath, but my temperature is norma...  Read Full »

Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have a fever after going to a crowded place, it need not be because of that incident. It will take more than a day for you to develop the symptoms of COVID. If you have gone out before yesterday somewhere, you might have got the infection then. Anyway, are yo...  Read Full »

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