Viral Fever

If your body temperature rises above 37 degrees Celsius due to a viral infection, then it is called a viral fever. Chills, sweating, headache, body pain, and loss of appetite are some of the common symptoms associated with a viral fever. The virus causing fever can enter the body through your nose, food, insect or animal bites, or exchange of bodily fluids.

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What kind of muscle pain is associated with ARS?

Query: Hi, I am a 31 year old male. About 38 days before I had sex with a CSW (Commercial Social Worker). It was protected vaginal sex and protected oral sex. Also there were deep throat kisses which lasted almost a minute. I am not sure if the condom was torn during the intercourse.  Since last 3 weeks ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hi,  Welcome to icliniq.com. Based upon your history, my answer to your questions: 1. Are My Symptoms Related to ARS? Acute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) typically begins 7-14 days after the exposure to a HIV positive patient, and may last for up to 3-4 months. The symptoms are typically "flu-l...  Read Full »

My 7-year-old has headaches and lightheadedness when he bends over. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,My 7 year old has a temperature of no greater than 102 for three days, reduced by Tylenol. His symptoms are headaches, and lightheadedness when he bends over. He is drinking, but not eating much. There is no stomach ache or stiff neck.  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be a viral fever which generally recovers in five to seven days. But, headaches and light headedness are symptoms that can indicate either a brain infection or a viral fever. To identify the cause, he needs to be examined by a pediatrician. You can continue Ty...  Read Full »

My baby has a steady fever, even after taking Paracetamol. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My four month old baby weighs 7 kg. He has a 100-degree fever since today noon. I had given 4 ml of 125 g Paracetamol syrup. But the temperature is still at 100.   Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can continue giving the 4 ml Paracetamol syrup, every four to six hours if there is a fever. It will take an hour or two for the temperature to normalize. If fever is nearing 102 F, give Ibuprofen 70 mg. It is most likely to be a viral fever. So, if the baby is a...  Read Full »

My platelet count is low but tested negative for dengue. Did I test too early?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, who weighs 24 kg and 5.3 feet tall. I have had a fever since last week. The fever was between 38 to 40o C. I also had headaches and lower back pain. Today I got tested for dengue, but that was negative. However, on my torso, neck, and face, there are these red r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be dengue or any other viral infection. The presentation of all viral fevers is almost same. And any viral infection can cause low platelets count, and dengue is known for it. During the first 4 to 5 days of fever, dengue NS1 antigen will be positive,...  Read Full »

Kindly go through my Widal report and suggest the reason for my fever.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from fever for the past two days. My Widal report says S. Typhi O antigen 1:40, S. Typhi H antigen 1:40 and S. paratyphoid A. I am only taking tablets to control my temperature. Please explain the report.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Suresh Kulkarni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depending upon your Widal test report, it is hard to pinpoint the diagnosis of fever to be of enteric origin (typhoid). You need to document rising Widal titers to be sure of that diagnosis and that too after a week of fever. To establish the diagnosis of typhoid fever at...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from dry cough, headache, body pain, and nausea?

Query: Hi doctor,The problem started out with a dry cough. The next day, I had achy bones and headache. It seemed like it was going away and came back the day after when I woke up feeling like throwing up. My eyes, chest and upper back aches with a feeling of nausea. Please help me. I am scared.  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concerns. The symptoms you have described suggest that you have a viral fever along with inflammation of throat (pharyngitis). There is no need to worry as it can be cured completely with treatment. Please c...  Read Full »

Please suggest a treatment plan for high fever, cough, joint pain, and elevated liver enzymes.

Query: Hello doctor, My father is a 57-year-old male. For the past 12 days, he is suffering from high fever, cough, joint pain, fatigue, loss of appetite, and low platelet count. We tested him for viral, dengue, and typhoid fever. But all came out negative. Then our doctor recommended LFT (liver function ...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. Any viral fever or hepatotoxic drugs may lead to elevation of liver enzymes. In few patients, it may be due to alcohol-induced liver injury or non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, etc. So until a proper examination is done, it is difficult to say what it is....  Read Full »

Does my father have a high-grade fever with shivering and headache due to malaria?

Query: Hi doctor,My father is 61 years old suffering from shivering and a high-grade fever of 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. He is diabetic and having high blood pressure. Can I give him Lumerax 80 for the suspected malaria?  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether he has any intermittent sweating. If yes, then mention the hours of having sweating episodes. Fever with chills and sweating can occur in both malaria and typhoid. Fever with chills can also occur due to urinary tract infections. Please mentio...  Read Full »

Can viral fever lead to Parkinson's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a viral fever six years back. I had a very high temperature of 105, bad cough, also hallucinations. I was seen in the hospital by a CDC doctor and was told I needed to see him a month after I got out of the hospital. I saw him and asked him what I had, and got no answer what so ev...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted in for. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns.  Read Full »

My 6-year-old daughter has a fever with cough. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor, My 6 year old daughter was having fever since last night. Fever was between 100 and 101 degrees Fahrenheit. Initially, baby felt cold and her feet were cold as well. But, later on even the feet became hot. I administered syrup Calpol 5 mL once at 10 PM. Child's weight is around 34 kg, sli...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest you to continue giving Paracetamol every 4 to 6 hours for at least two to three days irrespective of fever. As her weight is 34 kg, I would suggest you increase the dose to 7.5 mL of 250mg per 5 mL suspension. Generally, viral fe...  Read Full »

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