Fever

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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Why is my 66-year-old mother having fever and discomfort in the upper abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, My 66-year-old mother has been having discomfort in the upper abdomen and has been experiencing gas and tightness since yesterday. Her stools are fine. She is now having a fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. She is diabetic and hypertensive and is currently using tablet Glycomet GP3/850, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Tablet Medomol 500 (Paracetamol) has been prescribed for fever, whereas capsule Rebez DSR (Domperidone and Rabeprazole) is given for abdominal pain. I also suggest the patient to maintain hydration by taking plenty of oral fluids. However, ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a fever and finding it hard to swallow?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female with a weight of 68 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. While swallowing, I have pain in my throat. I think that my tonsils are swollen with a white strip-like substance on the surface. My lymph node on the neck is also swollen. I am taking Parace...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to the statement, you are suffering from fever with swelling of tonsils and lymph nodes in the neck with the pain while swallowing. Severe types of infections can cause white spots on the tonsils. It can be a bacterial or viral or fu...  Read Full »

My brother has a headache and eye pain and feels dizzy due to a high fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 9-year-old. His fever is now 104 degrees celsius, which started yesterday. Today my parents took him to the hospital, and he was given an Ace suppository and some liquid medicines, but his fever has not decreased. He feels dizzy, and his eyes are hurting, along with headache...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Muneeb Mohammad

Answer: Hi, Welcome to the iclinq.com. Your brother seems to be suffering from acute viral illness causing pyrexia. As he is feeling dizzy and has headaches, it also points to diffuse illness due to some virus. There is no localization of infection, so do not worry he will settle in a day or two. Just give...  Read Full »

Does RhoGAM shot cause a wound-like hole on my arm?

Query: Hello doctor,So, I was in the shower earlier and I found an open wound in my arm. It was not a scab I picked. It is a hole with a black dot next to it. I recently had the Rhogam shot because I am 29 weeks pregnant. It does not hurt but my arm is still tender and I got the shot a week ago. I do not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I think it is an inflamed area which might be due to the shot if this is the exact spot. If not, it seems as if something has bitten you. My recommendation is to apply an ice pack on the wound and k...  Read Full »

I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, and fever. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing diarrhea, weakness, fever, and headaches. Whenever I drink or eat anything, I have loose motions. I feel this is a heat stroke. Can you please help?  Read Full »


Dr. Sujata Ganguly

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This looks like a case of acute gastroenteritis. A few other information will be helpful. Your age? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any vomiting? Any other pre-existing illness or medications? Did you eat anything from outside? Were you e...  Read Full »

My child has a fever, cough, and cold and sleeps all the time. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby has had a fever, cough, and cold for more than a week now. I had him checked a few days back. I took an x-ray, but the results were negative. His complete blood count is also negative. He only breastfeeds and does not eat well. He is taking Clarithromycin, Asmacaire, Alnix, and...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Please document fever with a thermometer. If the thermometer shows a temperature above 100 degrees fahrenheit, it is considered a fever and needs treatment. No treatment is required if the temperature is below 100 degrees fahrenheit. Consi...  Read Full »

Why do I experience weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest discomfort, eye pain, and tremors?

Query: Hello doctor, It started with loose motions 15 days ago and slight fever for few minutes, followed by severe sweating. Loose motions were controlled with some medications. After five days, suddenly I had whole-body flushing where the whole body felt hot from inside. It started from the head, cheeks,...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All complaints except allergic rhinitis appear to be related to anxiety and depression. Just relax, you are normal as far as your body is concerned. You can continue your depression medications. I suggest taking Fluticasone nasal spray, one spray in each nostril 12 hou...  Read Full »

Why is my son having a high fever and throwing up everything he eats?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 year old son is suffering from fever. The temperature right now is 100.4 degrees. He is vomiting every thing he is eating.  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a sore throat, most likely of a viral origin. But, a bacterial cause should be considered if there is a significant pain the throat. The investigations to be done are CBC (complete blood count) and ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). I suggest the f...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 65-year-old female to eat less following a fever treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother is 65 years old. She had a fever last week. She was taking Zerodol-P and Azio 500. Now, there is no fever but, her eating capacity has greatly reduced. After taking only a bite or two, she feels full and does not want to eat further.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.A reduction in appetite occurs due to both fever as well as drug-induced gastritis.Firstly, complete the five-day course of Azio (Azithromycin). If the fever has settled, stop Zerodol (Aceclofenac) and have it only in case of fever.She can have tablet Pan DSR (Pantoprazo...  Read Full »

My 6-year-old daughter suffers from a severe wet cough, mild fever, and a runny nose. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old daughter suffers from a severe wet cough, mild fever, and a slightly runny nose. We have given her Dabur Honitus and a combination of Levocitrizine, Ambroxol, Guaifenesin, and Paracetamol twice daily for five days. But still, she has severe congestion, nose blockage, run...  Read Full »


Dr. Bhaisara Baraturam Bhagrati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. 1. High-grade fever with congestion and without breathing difficulty suggests URTI (upper respiratory tract infection). 2. Since she has already taken decongestion medicine, I would suggest a short course of antibiotics for high-grade fev...  Read Full »

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