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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My daughter had a very high viral fever with raised CRP levels. Why so?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter had a very high viral fever. We started giving her Amoxycillin and Meftal after consultation with a doctor. Her CRP levels are also increased. Why so? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. A high fever in children is a common symptom of a viral infection and is usually not a cause for concern, as long as it is managed properly. Amoxicillin (antibiotic) is commonly used to treat bacterial infection... Read Full »
Why does my son have a continuous fever?
Query: Hi doctor, My son, who is 15 years old, is suffering from fever. He has constant 100 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit of fever with throat pain for the last 15 days. Blood tests indicate negative for malaria and typhoid. We consulted an ENT specialist and he indicated tonsillitis. My son is taking Movace... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It would be helpful if you do a CBC (complete blood count) and CRP (C-reactive protein). From that we can understand the level of infection. Also, tonsillitis can also be so severe that it may last for up to 10 days. Betadine gargle three times a day with warm water fo... Read Full »
I am worried about the blood test report of my son. Please guide us.
Query: Hi doctor, This is regarding the treatment given to my son for viral fever. He is 8 years 3 months old. When we observed my son's fever, I gave him one teaspoon of P250 for three days. On the fourth day, I visited hospital due to continuous fever. As the blood report confirmed it as viral fever, he ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I went through your child's history as you have provided and also saw the blood test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).According to the details provided, your child's illness fits into a viral illness spectrum. I believe you are concerned about fallin... Read Full »
What can the cause of my generalized body pain, fever, and headache?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having a fever, headache, and generalized body pain since yesterday. I consulted a physician. He prescribed me medicines and advised me of a blood test. My blood test report is attached here for your reference. Still, headache and fever are high sometimes. Kindly give your opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have checked your blood reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity). This is a dengue season. Though the fever and headache with body aches can often and most commonly indicate a viral etiology but a decreased platelet count of 1.39 is to indicate th... Read Full »
I have been experiencing nausea, stomach pain, a headache, and a mild fever for the past two days. Please help.
Query: Hi doctor, I have nausea, stomach pain, gas passing, a fever of 100-102 Fahrenheit, and a mild headache. It is been two full days, and it has been like this. I have taken Dolo 650, but it only reduces fever for a few hours. Also, I got a bitter taste while eating due to a fever. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The symptoms you have described fit into a range of acute viral fever. It will take four to five days to resolve with proper medications. Please take the following medicines: Tablet Roxid (Rabeprazole) 150 mg twice daily for five days and... Read Full »
I have a runny stomach and black stools after the flu. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I had the flu for two days. That included a fever, sore throat, and runny nose with a dry cough. The flu went away and now I just have a cough, but I have developed a rash behind my ears and a runny stomach in which my stool is black. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a hemorrhagic fever such as dengue in which the patient presents with a bleeding manifestation of melena (black-colored stools), bleeding gums, any hemorrhagic rashes, or hematuria, etc.Black-colored stools indicate that blood is leaking from somewhere in... Read Full »
Can we identify dengue fever without lab tests?
Query: Hi, My son is a 5 year old boy. He had high fever two days back and the temperature touched 104.9. We have been giving Meftal and Paracetamol for the last two days with water bath to bring the fever down. We have also been giving Zifi 100 twice a day as prescribed by our physician. This has helped t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dengue needs a confirmation of laboratory diagnosis. Unless you do a laboratory test you cannot label any disease as dengue. Dengue is a form of viral illness which is frequently associated with thrombocytopenia. If at all it is dengue following danger signs need to be... Read Full »
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 »
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-like" w... 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 »
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 »
I have fever with dizziness, confusion and eye burning. Please advice.
Query: Hello doctor,I have a fever of 101 C. It has been almost 12 hours. I cannot breathe properly. My eyes are burning. I ate a Paracetamol 650 mg about one hour ago. Head feels heavy. Dizziness and confusion are the symptoms. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. After careful analysis of the history provided, I would like to assure you that having symptoms of eye burns, dizziness and confusion while having a viral fever is normal. You do not have to worry about that. Having said that, since you have mentioned that you have ... Read Full »