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Treatment For Viral Fever
Had cold: fever, sinus pressure, headache, runny nose. Now still coughing for 1.5 months w mucous. Viral or bacterial infect? Need antibiotics? Which?
See your doc: A lingering cough after an urti can mean a sinus infection or reactive airways, such as asthma. You need to see your doctor to determine what the problem is. An antibiotic should help if there is a sinus infection but will not help if it is asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally none: Fever due to infection may actually be beneficial as your body's way of fighting disease. Unless the fever makes you extremely uncomfortable or compromises your cardiovascular system because of underlying illnesses, leave it alone. There are very few viral illnesses for which we have effective treatment at this time. ...Read more
I am having viral fever since past 3 days, I have taken erythromycin 250 and paracetamol 500, but no cure till now?
Only time . . .: Antibiotics like Erythromycin only work against bacteria, not viruses. Most upper respiratory illnesses will resolve w/time regardless of antibiotics. Otc decongestants, antihistamines & assorted cold remedies might make you feel better temporarily. But there's no benefit to/from antibiotics. ...Read more
My 3 1/2 yr old has viral fever from last 2 days and has developed a barking dog like cough , is it serious ?
My mom recently had viral fever the fever is gone but she still complaints about bodyache and fells tired. Got all blood work done everything is - ve?
Post virus myalgia: Where did she travel? In the Caribbean Chikungunya virus is known for severe myalgias after the virus, West Nile can also cause myalgias . Treatment for persistent myalgias after the virus is symptomatic NSAIS ( motrin), PT, possbilly steroids could also try gabapentin ...Read more
It has been almost 1.5 month since I was diagnosed with viral fever. Recently i start feeling tightness on my lower left rib through my stomach.
R/O PLEURITIS : PLEURITIS=inflammation of the lining of the lung and Pericarditis = inflammation of the lining of the heart can both cause referred shoulder pain. As well as a PE=Lung blood clot. You need a full exam lab testing CXR/EKG/Shoulder X-ray to evaluate your symptoms . Please seek prompt medical attention for diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Low grade diffuse: A fever is usually defined as a temp greater than 100.4 degrees. Saying that it is "viral" means that other causes such as bacteria are less likely. Why? Because a bacterial infection usually has a source, like the bladder, skin, lungs, etc. and follows typical historical qualities and physical findings. Diffuse upper respiratory infection symptoms along with a low grade fever suggests a virus ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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