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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 the symptoms of fever, cold and itchy throat due to tonsillitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. My height is 5'4, and my weight is 55 kg. Symptoms showed up this month. I woke up with a fever feeling cold, and a scratchy throat. I kept eating and drinking mainly fluids like soup and took Bioflu, which has 500 mg of Paracetamol twice a day every 6 hours...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can assist your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a sore throat, fever, cold, and difficulty in swallowing. According to the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) that is provided here,...  Read Full »

My tonsils and neck glands have been swollen for four days, and I had a high fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have got tonsillitis. My tonsils have been swollen for four days, and I had a high fever. They have little white spots that I have managed to clean with warm salt water and my neck glands are also swollen. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. According to your symptoms, this is most likely infectious mononucleosis, which is a viral infection and gets cured on its own. Your neck lymph nodes are enlarged due to the same thing. I suggest you get these tests done: ...  Read Full »

I have swollen tonsils, fever, and body aches. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I need to know what I should do. I have been sick for four days now. I have two swollen tonsils (left side I noticed white spots on it). I have had fevers, body aches, body chills, runny or stuffy nose, vomiting and difficulty breathing.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to the details, you have provided you seem to be suffering from acute tonsillitis. It is an infection of the tonsils and the pharynx, mostly bacterial looking at the associated symptoms you have. You must take an appropriate antibiotic for the same and in my office, I ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for blood in stool followed by slight fever and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor, I had blood in my stool. I have not seen in the stools but in the toilet bowl. It is bright red in color, seen only for one day and I had a slight fever and fatigue for one day. Four months before the same symptom happened.  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your condition is moreover a sign of hemorrhoids. Recent hard stools may because of frank blood in the bowl. Fever is due to sudden deranged bowel. It usually recovers quickly.  Read Full »

I had protected sex with a sex worker after which I developed tonsillitis and fever. Can this be related to HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been involved in one-time sex with a sex worker. The sex was protected. However, after 15 days I developed tonsillitis and fever. Does this indicate the risk of HIV transmission? What to do? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The chances of transmission of HIV in your case are nil. You can allay fears of HIV. I do not see any need for HIV tests. However, you can go for an HIV antibody test to allay your anxiety. I hope this helps. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

Why do I have pain below my right chest and back?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a feeling of pain below my right chest and in the back (right shoulder). Sometimes the pain changes to different positions. Sometimes the pain is sharp at one point and mild at another. From yesterday I have this pain. I do not have a fever, cough, or mucus. I had a similar pain a...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your history, you have pain on the right side of your chest. Since you are young, it could be primarily acidity-related problems as your previous doctor might have felt the same thing and prescribed you the medicines for the gas problem. Your vital parameters a...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It would have been great if you could have shared the report of CT (computed tomography) 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 intesti...  Read Full »

My 14 year old son has fever of 104 degrees from last few days and his blood report revealed a low platelet count. Please suggest.

Query: Hello doctor, My 14-year-old son has been having a high fever and cough for the past few days. He had a fever of up to 104 degrees, after giving wet compression for 30 minutes, the fever came down to just 103 degrees. What should I do now as his father? Kindly suggest. He is taking Paracetamol 650 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you take your son to a doctor or a hospital immediately. A high fever of 104°F is a cause for concern and could be a sign of a serious infection like dengue. The low platelet count could also be a cause for...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of low platelet count and fever in me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, male. My problem started five months back. Due to viral fever, my platelets count is low. The report is attached. This time I took antibiotics. Then my digestion system got poor. After some days I started suffering from a cold and cough and fever. This time I am not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to To me, the changes are due to the viral infection you have been experiencing all this while. Now, we should not rely on the complete blood count report only. Sometimes, there is a destruction of platelets due to chemicals inside the sample carrier. I think you should...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old male experiencing fever, headache, slight cough, and a runny nose. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male experiencing fever for the last three days, accompanied by a cough. The situation arose after I traveled on an AC local train and had direct exposure to the cooling air on my ears. Subsequently, I developed a headache, and within a day or two, fever and a runny ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I need to ask you the following questions: Is your cough dry or productive? Besides Paracetamol, are you currently taking any other medications? What is your current body temperature? Do you have any medication a...  Read Full »

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