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Why is my fever not reducing despite taking multiple tablets?


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Published At December 22, 2022
Reviewed AtSeptember 13, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have flu and a fever, which is constant at around 101.48 to 102.02 degrees Farenheit. I had a Paracetamol tablet, and it was not effective. Then I had Ibuprofen tablets, which effectively lowered the temperature, but as soon as it was 6 to 7 hours after the last tablet, my temperature was again back to 102.02 degrees Farenheit. I have been on Tamiflu since yesterday. Can you please advise me on what is happening with my body temperature? And should I need to go to the hospital?

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

I think you have an upper respiratory tract infection. If possible, get a rapid streptococcal throat test done. You should have a tablet of Azithromycin 500 mg once a day and some antacids like Pantoprazole 40 mg before breakfast once a day for five days. Also, have Betadine gargles four times a day. If you have a cough, take a cough syrup containing Phenylephrine, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, and Dextromethorphan two teaspoons whenever needed, up to three times a day. Avoid eating cold food items for a few days. Consult your specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medications with their consent.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode


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