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 FIL's fever is not improving even after medications and antibiotics. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My father-in-law is about 68 years old. For the last 12-13 days, he is having a fever of 101 to 102. We have shown him to the local physician. As prescribed, he is taking some medicine for fever with some antibiotics. The fever is going down on the effect of the medicine. However, the te...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your father-in-law has been suffering from fever for the last 12-13 days, which is fluctuating in nature. The prescription and the investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity)...  Read Full »

Is it possible for a fungal infection to cause low-grade fever?

Query: Hi doctor, For around nine weeks now, I have had a low grade fever and that persists. Also, I feel a little upper throat fullness and mild sinus congestion. I have been in and out of primary care clinics many times looking for help.  I had two chest x-rays and they were clear. I also had blood test...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a chronic fever, which is called as pyrexia of unknown origin when we are unable to ascertain a cause. As your blood tests and x-ray are normal, lung infection is ruled out. Conditions causing chronic fever are numerous. Also, certain infections like tuber...  Read Full »

What medicine should I give for my kid to control diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 6 years old, and her weight is 22 kg. She has a fever. Since morning it was 103, and after taking Crocin DSR, it came down to 99 and again went up to 102.5. She has been passing stool almost five times since morning, and now at night, she has diarrhea. We just gave her...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, this may be a symptom of COVID-19. Some patients with COVID-19 get fever with vomiting and loose motions. It would be advisable to do the COVID-19 test for the child if fever does not settle in a day or two. until then, please do the followi...  Read Full »

Will urinary tract infection cause fever?

Query: Hello doctor, I have fever for the past two days (100 -101 F) with urine infection and frequent urination, which decreased now. Please check my reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer S J Altawil


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Urinary infection and fever is a condition that needs urgent attention. Poor urinary stream (difficulty passing urine) and high volume of residual urine can lead to urinary infection and fever i...  Read Full »

What should I do for my fever, nausea, and severe cough?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old male. I do not have COVID, but I have been extremely sick for eight days. I have nausea, throwing up, fever, extreme amount of coughing, sore throat, and stomach. I have a bit of a phlegm buildup in my throat somewhere. When I got tested three or four days ago, and t...  Read Full »

Dr. Nishant

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Looking at your symptoms, it is definitely a bacterial or a viral infection. I would advise you to get a COVID-19 RT-PCR analysis (swab test) again on the fifth day from when you tested it, as well as do a COVID-19 antigen test (blood test). Fol...  Read Full »

How is chickenpox treated?

Query: dear sir i am suffering from chicken pox last two days with fever so plz. give me opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Toxicologist

Answer: Hello, Greetings of the day! Chicken pox is a viral disease. First and foremost, please isolate yourself from other members of the family as this is a communicable disease. Get vaccination done against chicken pox for other members of the family including small children. The patient will not be ...  Read Full »

I got wet in the rain and now have a fever. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I got wet in the rain yesterday when I came home from work. I had a fever last night until now. aside from that I can not take medicine for cold and cough because I have an allergy to medicines. but I do not know which medicine I am allergic because before way back I tried to take adv...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing me and i am concern about you. Actually mam if this fever is due to cold or because you were wet in rain.Usually it will go in 2-3 days and the medicine you are taking is good enough for fever and cold but if you develop any other symptoms and paraceta...  Read Full »

What is the reason for fever along with skin rash and lip swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 year old baby is suffering from fever, skin rashes, cough and vomiting after meal. What is the problem? What shall I do now? Her lips have got swollen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. Fever with rash, vomiting and swelling of lips can occur in dengue fever and measles. I think that you should do complete blood count, CRP levels (C-reactive protein) and NS1 Antigen test (dengue). The child should be immedia...  Read Full »

Will inhaling saltwater affect the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old man with normal BMI. I inhaled salt water while swimming at the beach. Will it affect my lungs? What is the natural way to treat this?  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seawater or salt water by itself is harmless to the lungs. The worst you may get is few days of cough because of lung irritationfrom the salt present in the water. At present, if you are not having any problem then there is nothing to worry. But there are chances of yo...  Read Full »

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

Query: Good day Doctor. I have fever since 3 days. When I swallow its very painful. I found out that my tonsils are swollen and with white strip-like on the surface. My lymph node in the neck is also swelling. I only take paracetamol. Its very painful to swallow. I have allergy on aspirin. Please help. F...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: hi thnx for the query. I can understand ur concern. according to ur statement u have been suffering from fever with swelling of tonsils and lymph node in the neck with feeling painful during swallowing. several types of infections may cause white spots on tonsils like bacterial,viral or fungal. s...  Read Full »

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