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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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

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

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.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

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 »

Please treat my fever, headache, and cough.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a fever for the past five days. The temperature goes down after taking medicines and it comes back again. I also have severe headache and cough. I was taking Biogesic and then I changed it and I am taking Bioflu now. Please help me.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to learn about the condition. Please mention whether you have tested for COVID-19 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). If not, you need to do it because your symptoms are consistent with COVID-19. It can also be another type of infection and you...  Read Full »

Why is my kid's fever not subsiding even after giving antibiotics?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old and weighs about 15 kg. She has a fever for almost a week. So today, we did a blood test for dengue, malaria, and platelet count. It is almost six days since she is suffering from a high fever. We went to a doctor, and he prescribed Ibugesic plus and antibiot...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through her CBC (complete blood count) report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It seems to be within the normal limits. Mild anemia with Hb (hemoglobin) of 10.5 is noted, which does not require any treatment. It can be corrected with an ...  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 Movac...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

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 »

How to get rid of fever, body pain, and headache?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four days, I have body ache, headache and 102 degrees Fahrenheit fever. I am taking Augmentin 375 thrice a day and Paracetamol every three to four hours. Fever comes down to 100, but again increases to 102 once the effect of Paracetamol gets over. I feel so weak. Please sugg...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are having fever for three to four days and not having any improvement, then do one blood test CBC with MP (complete blood count with metabolic panel) and one urine routine test. From history it looks like you have viral fever. If the platelet count is low in...  Read Full »

What causes recurrent fever with raised ESR in a 10-month-old baby?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby boy is 10 months old. He weighs about 10 kg and his height is 77 cm. His blood test shows: WBC 11.28. RBC 7.70. HGB 9.9. HCT 31,5 %. MCV 67 FL. MCH 21.1 MCHC 31.4 Platelets 402 Lymphocytes 68.2 % Monocytes 4.1 % Eosinophils % 2.9 Basophils% 0.4 Neu...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have not mentioned any symptoms. Please send details. Your CBC (complete blood count) report is showing some infection. It could be mostly viral.  Read Full »

Kindly help with my mother's fever and constipation.

Query: Hi doctor, My mother aged 70 years has been suffering from sore throat and fever for the last three days. The fever is not very high and it is around 100.5 degree Fahrenheit. She is taking Crocin for the same. She had slightly low platelet count around 1.38 lakhs as of yesterday morning. To give ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are giving a history of your father suffering from same complaints with low platelet, generally this could be a viral infection probably dengue. I would suggest you to look for any bleeding tendency or rashes over the body. Get her platelets checked ...  Read Full »

Why did my baby suddenly develop red patches on the skin?

Query: Hi doctor, There are sudden red patches on the skin of my 5 months old baby. He had mild fever the previous day and loose motions before that. There is no other noticeable symptom. Crocin and Atarax drops have been given. Same thing happened two days ago and the almost entire upper body had turned r...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. The problem seems to be like either a viral infection or allergy. If fever has subsided, then mostly it is an allergy. If fever is still persistent, then it is infection related rash. You can continue Crocin (Paracetamol) for fever and Atarax (Hydroxyzine) for rash. Al...  Read Full »

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