My dad has high grade fever,chills,headache,cough..dr.gave him cefepime nd linezolid..he also had malaria 2 weeks ago..plz tell me what is dx?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Bacterial infection: Cough suggests maybe pneumonia, but otherwise you provide no information to guess the cause, except those antibiotics suggest his doctor suspects a serious bacterial infection. You'll need to ask the doctor. Good luck to you and your dad.
608 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: I would suggest seeing your PCP if the fever does not respond to current treatment within two days. Keep him well hydrated, rested and monitor closely for respiratory distress.
Treat fever with tylenol or motrin.
Did he have a chest radiograph as yet? If there is fluid around the lungs, it may need to be removed/sent for analysis.
607 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 25, 2017
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.