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A 20-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old male:

24 year old boyfriend has had 100-103 fever, body aches, and dizziness for two days. been to er and doctor, they don't know what it is. any ideas?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Infection: If chest X-ray is normal and urine free of infection, this probably represents a viral infection which are common this time of year. There can also be insect bites which carry diseases such as Lyme disease and West Nile. If he doesn't improve over the next 48 hours he should be re-evaluated.
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
May be influenza: Although not the season for the flu, the description of the symptoms are fairly typical for viral infection. Assuming that he is otherwise healthy and not exposed to other infectious agents or traveled outside of the US recently, these symptoms usually will pass in a week. Meanwhile, drink plenty of fluids, take tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and aches and stay in bed. If anything gets worse, go to the ER.
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Unknown : This is the usual presentation of a routine viral syndrome. May be one of type of any virus. NO mention of any other symptoms such as diarrhea, cough etc. May be too early to make more specific dx so may treat symptomatically such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Make an appt now for later in the week in case he needs one.
Dr. Carl Balog
Pain Management 39 years experience
Hard to say: Assuming they did blood work, your doctors may think it is a viral infection. If his symptoms continue through the weekend, followup with your doctor. At his age, I would watch out for rash, blisters, or changes in mentation. Could be a first time herpes infection or simply the flu. Don't be shy about bugging your PCP if he doesn't improve.

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