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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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My 4-year-old child suffers from fever and convulsions. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old child has been experiencing high-grade fever, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and general malaise for the past two days. She has had several episodes of convulsions, passed deep-colored Coca-Cola urine, and appeared confused. On examination, her Glasgow coma scale is 12, ra...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Based on the clinical presentation and MDRT (modified Denver shunt test), I suggest it is an infection, likely malaria (a disease caused by a mosquito bite). Therefore, initiating antimalarial treatment is highly ad...  Read Full »

After getting wet in the rain yesterday, I got a fever. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old, and I weigh 85 kilograms. I got wet in the rain yesterday when I came home from work. I had a fever last night till now. Besides that, I cannot take medicine for cold and cough because I have an allergy to the medicine. But I do not know which medicine I am allergic be...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If this fever is due to a cold or because you were wet, it usually goes in two to three days. The medicine you are taking is good enough for fever and cold, but Paracetamol does not help if you develop any other symptoms. I would recommend you to do CBC (complete blood...  Read Full »

I want detailed information about cutaneous anthrax. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor,I am hearing about a disease outbreak, specifically cutaneous anthrax. Can you provide personalized information on cutaneous anthrax, including how it spreads, symptoms, and any preventive measures I can take based on my location and health considerations during this outbreak?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Cutaneous anthrax is not really common and outbreaks are also very rare, so you should not be worried about it but if you are suspecting and there are positive cases then I would suggest you take a few measures such as avoiding close co...  Read Full »

How potent is anthrax powder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I just saw on the news that the president’s residence is sealed. My daughter was on a trip there, and later, she told me that the president received a package. During inspection, it was identified as some unidentified powder, and the news started mentioning ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.An ordinary person cannot have access to anthrax powder or poison, so do not worry; it cannot be anthrax. Anthrax is highly poisonous, and contact with it can be lethal. If you develop symptoms such as severe feve...  Read Full »

My brother has a high fever, headache, and muscle pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 33-year-old brother has been experiencing high fever, severe headaches, and joint and muscle pain for the past two days. These symptoms have raised significant alarm, and I am looking for ways to identify the cause and effectively address the issue. Can you please advise on the appro...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. These can be due to viral infections, usually typhoid, dengue, and malaria, which can lead to rapid fever. So, I suggest you do a CBC (complete blood count) test. It will give us a hint on what the cause is, and then...  Read Full »

My wife has fever in the evenings. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,This is regarding my wife. She gets fever in the evening between 99 and 99.8 F, almost three to four times a week. That means, half of the time. We got her blood test done and some numbers are not in range. We would like to know if these two test results indicate something or are a poin...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. I have seen your reports and everything is fine except for iron deficiency. Other parameters like HDL (high-density lipoprotein), globulin, and hemoglobin A1C are slightly changed, but these are not significant e...  Read Full »

My friend has a fever, abdominal pain, headache. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend, who is 28 years old, has been experiencing some concerning symptoms over the past two days, including high fever, severe abdominal pain, headache, and a general feeling of weakness. I am worried that these symptoms might be indicative of any viral fever. Is this a serious co...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Yes actually, these symptoms can indicate viral infection, and nothing to worry it is not that serious to cause anything, but yes you should do a few tests the rule out viral infection. Nothing to worry it can be t...  Read Full »

What does elevated ESR in the blood report indicate?

Query: Hi doctor, I would like to know some details of my reports. Please advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be normal but there are some mild changes. There is a slight decrease in PCV (packed cell volume) and elevation in ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate). But the other values are ...  Read Full »

Do lumps under the ear, along with fever, indicate acne vulgaris?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two lumps under my ear, one big and one smaller right under the big one. Not sure if it is a lymph node or something else. I had a light fever the last two days (37 degrees), but now it is back to normal. Sometimes I get lumps in my armpits, but all the doctors say it is nothing s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to These are due to infection, and in some cases, there can be a cyst that is not really harmful and goes by itself. But in your case, these are more likely acne vulgaris because, as I can see (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there are other acn...  Read Full »

My daughter has been experiencing fever, cough, bleeding in the nose, and loss of taste recently. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 25-years-old daughter. I am really worried for her, she is not been well for four days, she had a fever and cough for the past two days and before that she had a nosebleed. We thought it was due to the summer heat, yesterday she was feeling dizzy and today she felt right kidney pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome I read your query and can understand your concern. First of all, I would like to say that please do not worry, she will be alright, these are common symptoms and a person gets these symptoms due to viral infection or flu-like infections so nothing to worry about. Sh...  Read Full »

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