Q. I have a high fever for the past one week and antibiotics did not help. Why?

Answered by
Dr. Alexander Davis, Md
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 12, 2020

Over one week high fever , no sleep and vomiting 2 PCR tests done and they are negative and chest xray shows no infection gastro ct is clear. I am in hospital sine 3 nights and currently on Augmentin and Zithromax. But still have high fever. They cannot find out what type of bacteria i have Till today.

My white blood cells little high and RBC is slow and the infection marker is very high.



I’m sorry to learn about your condition! I read carefully what you sent us and I fear you need some more patience. The antibiotics you get cover a wide range of bacteria, that’s a sign they still don’t know what exactly you are suffering from.

Normally it should now be tested if bacteria are to be found in your blood and other body fluids. These tests may take 3-5 days. If they should return all negative the search has to go on. There are so many viral infections out there that we yet don’t know all and of course fungal infections are also sometimes the cause.

Did they test you for MERS, too? If not, they should. MERS is still out, rarely but in relevant numbers.

So for the moment it seems that your doctors follow the standard protocols, which is good. But ask them which tests they run and ask them to test you for MERS as well as for other rather rare infections.

Get well soon!

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