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 can the cause of my generalized body pain, fever, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having fever, headache and generalized body pain since yesterday. I consulted a physician. He prescribed me medicines and advised for a blood test. My blood test report is attached here for your reference. Still headache and fever is high sometimes. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have checked your blood reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). This is a dengue season. Though the fever and headache with body ache can often and most commonly indicate a viral etiology but a decreased platelet count of 1.39 is to indicate that v...  Read Full »

What is the likely cause of my fever based on my reports?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 60-year-old female. I have had a fever of around 102 degrees Fahrenheit for four days. The fever tends to reduce when I take Dolo 650, but the fever increases after some time. I had vomited three to four times for the first two days, but no vomiting in the last 48 hours. We tested f...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your post and investigations. The most common cause of fever in decreasing order at 60 years of age is urinary tract infection, viral fever, pneumonia, and gastroenterit...  Read Full »

Do I have a viral fever and burning sensation in my eyes due to dengue or chikungunya?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a mild fever of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. I had rashes on my body yesterday, which disappeared today. I took the tablets given by my doctor. My doctor said that I have viral fever. Do I have a viral fever due to dengue or chikungunya? I also have a burning sensation in my eyes. Pl...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You will recover from the viral fever in five to seven days. After that, you need supportive measures only. I suggest you keep yourself hydrated, drink plenty of fluids, and consult your doctor for further evaluation.  Read Full »

My seven-month-old baby has a 103°F fever and is drained of energy. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 7-month-old baby with a fever up to 103 degrees Fahrenheit for three days. He tested negative for COVID, flu, and RSV test. His only symptoms are fever and fatigue. What could be the possible causes? The fever goes down with Tylenol. He is very drained of energy. He may play f...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the very high temperature, I would suggest doing the following test. 1) Complete blood count (CBC). 2) C-reactive protein (CRP) tets. 3) SGPT. 4) PSMP (peripheral smear of malarial parasite). 5) Dengue and dengue virus antigen detection or NS1 test. 6) IgG ...  Read Full »

Why is my father having a high fever and cold hands and feet after a long flight?

Query: Hello doctor.  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please let me know your health query. Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

Why is my 3-year-old son suffering from periodic episodes of vomiting and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 3 months old. Three days ago, he had a fever with cold and cough. Due to the cough, he had severe vomiting. On the next day, we consulted his doctor, who prescribed Emeset, Crocin, Meftal spas, Ascoril D, Ecobion, and ORS. The same night he had a fever again. He felt bet...  Read Full »

Dr. Prathap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Given his age, fever with cough and cold is probably a viral fever. Although the treatment you are undertaking is thorough, it needs a few changes for a better relief. Please answer the following questions, so that I can tell you more about the necessary treatments: H...  Read Full »

I am having fever with sore throat and reddish brown urine. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having high and low fever for the past few days and starting from yesterday, I have sore throat. I went to pee just now and saw the color is a bit reddish brown. And one week before fever, I had a few mosquito bites which are itchy on both the legs.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It could be a viral fever followed by acute glomerulonephritis if there is blood in urine, judging from the reddish brown urine you mentioned. Or it could be a urinary tract infection. In both cases, you must get a urine routine and microscopic examination plus a complete...  Read Full »

Why does my mother have persistent fever, vomiting, and coughing?

Query: Hi,My mother has a fever of around 104 degrees celsius. She is also having vomiting and coughing. I am sure it is not malaria, dengue, typhoid, UTI, or COVID infection. She had a history of typhoid a few years back. Her current medications include Tazloc-H, Glador, and Paracetamol. We got her urine ...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms suggest that it is a viral fever. I suggest you try the following medications for three days- 1. Capsule Pan-D (Domperidone and Pantoprazole) two times daily before food. 2. Tablet Doxy (doxycycline) 100 mg tw...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for joint pain in a diabetic and hypertensive patient?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother is a 70-year-old diabetic and hypertensive patient. She takes tablet Telista AM 40 mg, tablet Alprazolam 0.5 mg, tablet Nexito 10 mg, tablet Glycomet-GP 3/850 mg, and tablet Ecosprin 75 mg. She has had pain in shoulders, hands, and fingers for the past two weeks. It is severe dur...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to clarify whether she can lift her hand above the head? Is there any aggravating pain?  Read Full »

Why is my son getting recurrent rashes and fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old son got sick 2 and a half weeks ago. For 1 week he had high fever (up to 39 degrees Celsius) which we reduced with fever reducing syrup (Noraphen). Blood test showed that there is a chance for parvovirus (borderline result).  After a week the fever stopped, and for a...  Read Full »

Dr. Parmar Parin Niranjanbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your son's history and the report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), and would like to make my suggestions and comments about him as follows:As per your description, the clinical picture very much matches that of a viral infection, ...  Read Full »

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