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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What to do if you experience symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hi Doctor, My friend told me that she had fever and mild cough few days ago. She also experience hive, sore throat and mild inflammation on her face. Today is the 5th day and she doesn't have fever , no hive and no inflammation anymore and she feels better. However, she is afraid that what she...  Read Full »

Dr. Peter Grutas

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello! Thank you for reaching out Is your friend have history of exposure to someone who is COVID19 positive? Is she also came from an area where there is a high number of COVID19 positive? Considering the circumstances that we are in a pandemic, it is best to assume that she is a suspected COVID...  Read Full »

I am having yellow, watery stool and low grade fever after taking garlic water. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to consult about the diarrhea I have been experiencing since two days. I have been having yellow, watery stool and low grade fever, particularly at night. It started after intake of boiled garlic water three days back in hopes to relieve my dry cough.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it is not uncommon to have GI upset after a garlic water or ginger. These all spices can cause these symptoms. It would have been much easier for me if you have mentioned the temperature in figures. Temperature less than 100.05 is not a significant one, since t...  Read Full »

Are occasional mild fever and cold in this pandemic situation a matter of concern?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling mild feverish and cold from Saturday night. Sunday night I took Sinarest tablet and I was feeling good on Monday, but I feel mild cold and feverish around 4:00 AM. I am feeling feverish and mild cold sometimes, not always. I do not have any other symptoms. Please suggest....  Read Full »

Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, you have been suffering from fever for almost 4 days. You did not mention about high temperatures although. I want to know whether any rash anywhere in body or throat pain as such? I also want to know about your activities that include your ...  Read Full »

What is the possible diagnosis of fever for 10 days with abdominal pain while passing stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My 59-year-old husband has had a fever for about 10 days, the first two days it varied between 37.8 and 38.8 maximum and small diarrhea without any other symptoms. We thought it was the COVID at the beginning but it cannot be because he had no other symptoms and me and my children hav...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I feel very sorry to hear about your husband, and very rightly understand your concern and temptation for his unresolving symptoms. You are perfectly right that if treatment were given rightly he should have shown some improvement but unfortunately he did until now. ...  Read Full »

What could cause chronic abdominal pain with stomach burn and fever?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from abdominal pain for the past two months. I have done tests like CT scan, stool test, and blood test. Now I am feeling feverish, headache, stomach burn, and severe pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would have been great if you could have shared the report of CT scan and blood tests to tell you about your problem. The symptoms you mentioned can be due to various causes namely peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrow...  Read Full »

Is Combiflam recommended for abdominal pain and fever due to uterine fibroid?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 50 years old. I have a fibroid problem for the last two years. This month after periods, I have severe abdominal pain and fever also. I am suffering for the past two days and I manage the pain with Combiflam. Please tell me how much doses I want to take a day and how long can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take Combiflam (Ibuprofen) tablets after food maximum up to three times a day. But however, I would like to point out that the fever and pain may not be because of your fibroid problem because you have been diagnosed with the problem long back. We have to fin...  Read Full »

How to get rid of phlegm?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2.6 years old. His weight is 12 kg. He is a healthy and active child. But, he is getting coughs and cold at least once in a month for the past three months. Currently, he has a fever for the past two days (101 degree) and cold from today morning. I am giving him Cetirizine and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sirisha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son was having frequent infections for the last three months. Is there any source from which he might be getting it? Please try to identify it like whether he started going to school or any family member having the same symptoms. Then, probably try to rectify that...  Read Full »

Will preauricular sinus cause fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fever and leg pain since last night. I had preauricular sinus infection pus drainage three weeks back. I was on different antibiotics for the last 45 days. Taxim O, Centil, Augmentin, and Lizobact 600. I stopped taking them two days back.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. As per your query, you have taken multiple antibiotics for a long time which is not good. I need to know whether you have done a culture sensitivity test for the pus draining out of the sinus or not, because if you take antibiotics acc...  Read Full »

Why do I have a fever on and off for a week?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old male. Doctor prescribed me Azithral and Fepanil for fever. But, the fever is on and off for the past seven days. My blood test showed normal no malaria or dengue or typhoid. First, I took Azithral and Fepanil and then the next day doctor added Cefuroxime axetil along wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The possibilities for fever in your case are as follows: Your history of symptoms were suggestive of typhoid fever. So, in typhoid fever the response to treatment can be delayed for five days after starting the treatment. Once bacteria are killed the secretion if infl...  Read Full »

Can I start antibiotics before urine test for UTI?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 20 months old. He is suffering from UTI. Since yesterday, he cries while urinating in the morning. He has fever for two days and cough and running nose for five days. The general physician gave Cefpodoxime oral syrup, but urine test has to be done tomorrow morning only. Shoul...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Gunda

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crying while voiding urine and fever might be due to urinary tract infection (UTI). Urine routine and microscopy needs to be done for screening and if it suggests infection, then urine sample for culture and sensitivity needs to be given and oral antibiotics has to b...  Read Full »

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