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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Are slight fever and tiredness the concerning issue of current Coronavirus infection scenario?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female, overall healthy but recently having issues with tiring easily when biking and doing stairs. EKG was fine. CBC showed low WBC, low anion gap, and vitamin D deficiency. I had a low (99.4°) temperature earlier today. In light of Covid-19, and being that I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Rs Gulati Singh Md

General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your detailed history and studied the lab results. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As per your history, you feel feverish and tired. Your TLC (total leukocyte cont) is low. Record of temperature is 98 degrees. So firstly you have...  Read Full »

After medications, my sore throat and cough subsided with little fever. Is it Covid-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from coughing, throat infection from last week. At that time fever did not persist and also did not felt any chest pain. Two days later, I consulted with a doctor. He prescribed Cavidur 625, Montek LC, Ambrolite syrup and Betaline gargle solution. Since then throat infe...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. In my opinion, you should get done a chest x-ray and CBC (complete blood count). If both these are normal then no need to worry much. I hope this helps.  Read Full »

Why do I get swollen hands and feet post fever treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old. My sickness started with a slight fever Tuesday night, then Wednesday I got a higher temperature of 38.1. Then Thursday night rashes appeared. I went to a local doctor Friday morning as my fever reach 39 degrees C. They gave me a fast drip to lower my temperature. T...  Read Full »


Dr. Aleph

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Has this happened before or is it the first time? Can you describe the rashes or better a photo of it? Is it itchy, is it generalized or located in specific areas, blanching, flat or elevated? Regarding the swelling of the hands and feet, Is it the first time? Does tak...  Read Full »

Apart from Albuterol, what can I do to cure chronic bronchitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I get sick every two-three months. My doctor diagnosed me with chronic bronchitis about a year ago. I get the same symptoms every time the illness flairs up again. The symptoms consist of a snotty nose, fever, shaking, weak, shortness of breath and a persistent horrible cough. I also ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In many cases of chronic bronchitis, acute symptoms appear due to infection. So, I would advise in such a scenario to get a hemogram with ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) and chest x-ray done. If the chest x-ray and these blood investigations show no sign of infe...  Read Full »

My son took antibiotic for fever before 20 days. Should I give him antibiotic again for cough?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 10 years old. He had cough and low-grade fever. Five days later, I showed him to a pediatrician. She advised Augmentin 625 mg, Mucolite and Duolin nebulizer. The next day my son has symptoms of reaction with Augmentin like diarrhea. So my doctor switched to Azee 250 mg. After 1...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your 10-year-old son had a cough and fever which required Augmentin and nebulization, this means that the child has got wheezing with lower respiratory tract infection. Augmentin contains Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid which may cause diarrhea in some children so righ...  Read Full »

What does neutropenia mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my blood test and the results came back that I had mild neutropenia. It has got me a little concerned since this has been present on my last two blood tests with the lymphocyte count being significantly higher, but still within the normal upper limits. I have had no in...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Neutropenia is reduced neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophil is one of the five types of white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. Normally, when the instrument counts the WBC, it counts 500 cells and divides the type of cells. If...  Read Full »

Even after taking medication, diarrhea and fever does not subside. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I just got home from a mission trip. Three days into the trip, I started getting chills accompanied by diarrhea once or twice a day, usually in the morning. I took Imodium each day and continued doing activities. Three days after diarrhea, I got a scratchy throat. The next day, I got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post, you have mentioned the duration of illness as one week which makes it an acute illness. The characteristic features of your illness are loose motion, fever, congestion in nose and sore throat. All these are features of acute viral infection,...  Read Full »

I have chronic throat irritation with fever. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been sick off and on for about two months. First, my throat started hurting then my nose was stuffy. That went on for about two weeks. The doctor told me I probably had a cold. A week later, I got a stomach virus. A week later, that went away my throats started to hurt again. A...  Read Full »


Dr. Medhun Kumar

General Practitioner, General Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your summary. Sorry for your suffering. My best guess probably you are suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Before making that diagnosis I need few more information regarding your ailment. Any particular aggravating factors for your illn...  Read Full »

Please suggest a test to confirm HIV.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex 40 days back. I feel burning sensation in penis for last 1 month. I had HIV test after 12 days of exposure and it was negative. Now, I have severe throat pain and fever even after three days course of medication. What to do? Please guide.  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, HIV AIDS Specialist, Plastic Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your HIV tests (human immunodeficiency virus) are not conclusive because none of the test will become positive in 12 days. Your sexologist should have told you this. Please go for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody test and HIV RNA RT-PCR test (reverse transcriptase polymerase ch...  Read Full »

Why do I have itchy fluid-filled lesions and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My son who is 28 years old is 6 feet tall and weighs 84 kg. He had an issue of urticaria last year and was under medication. He had a course of antihistamines for a month. About five hours ago, he noticed lesions this morning that was itchy. After bathing, the lesion on back has become re...  Read Full »


Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have attached the pictures (attachments removed to protect identity). Well, is it just a five hour history? Are these vesicles increasing in number? It is looking like chicken pox caused by herpes simplex. Since this disease is in initial stage, I can just m...  Read Full »

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