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A 25-year-old male asked:

Would ibuprofen be ok to use while i get better? can i still go to work while having this symptoms?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Exercise & water: You need to drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Do your best to avoid second hand smoke. It will help to start your day with 30 minutes of exercise daily. Any exercise will do, walking, jogging, stationary bike, treadmill, elliptical, or skipping rope. Do as hard as you can tolerate and gradually increase the intensity. Wish you good health!
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Multisystem/ URT: How long has this been going on ? Could be viral or bacterial . Any fever . 72-96 hours should be evaluated .May need antibiotics for sinusitis/ bronchitis or can also be reflux -with or w/o H pylori a bacteria affecting sinusitis/ cough. elevate head of bed try ranitidine for reflux . f/u/ w/ MD
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Avoid ibuprofen but:: Avoid ibuprofen or any med to reduce fever. Fever is key to how we fight infections. Lowering fevers sabotage your immune system and prolong illness! Don't lower unless it reaches 104. This sounds like a viral infection. Going to work will prolong your illness and you might spread it to others. Stay home, rest, hydrate, take Vit. C and herbs like Andrographis. See https://tinyurl.com/yaju73u4

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