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I've been sick for 2 days now woth fever and headaches that wont go away. What should I take?

I've been sick for 2 days now woth fever and headaches that wont go away. What should I take?

Fever & headache: As long as the fever is not high (persistently > 102), and if it has only been 2 days, i would just take Ibuprofen (otc), 3 tabs 3 times a day as this is probably a viral process that will go away by itself. I would wait up to a week for low-grade fever and mild to moderate headache to go away on its own. If the fever is high, or if the headache is unusually severe, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Hi my son has fever and a cough since monday.. And it just wont go away.. What can I give him?

Hi my son has fever and a cough since monday.. And it just wont go away.. What can I give him?

See a Pediatrician : If the fever is around 101°f or higher and fever had been recurring for 3 days, he needs proper medical attention asap to avoid complications. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Influenza B Thursday. Had a fever (99-102) since Tuesday. Fever won't go away. Should I be worried?

Diagnosed with Influenza B Thursday. Had a fever (99-102) since Tuesday. Fever won't go away. Should I be worried?

No: The febrile phase of influenza B can last 7 days (sucks big time, doesn't it). Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated. If temp is going over 104 or you develop worsening cough and/or shortness of breath, seek medical care again as you can develop a secondary pneumonia. In the future, to avoid this, get flu vaccine EVERY YEAR! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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16mo old fever 100.6-101.6x2 wks, brought to doc after 1 wk all clear. Fever won't go away. Could it be teething? 4 molars coming in at once

16mo old fever 100.6-101.6x2 wks, brought to doc after 1 wk all clear. Fever won't go away. Could it be teething? 4 molars coming in at once

Probably: Elevated temperature/low grade fever is a very common symptom while a child is teething. A simple pain reliever/fever reducer like advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) is your first line of treatment. However, if the temperature rises much above 100 or 101 degrees f return to your physician. ...Read more

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I've been sick for three days my partner told me he had gonorrhea and I took pills my head and fever won't go away I am cold and hot at the same time?

I've been sick for three days my partner told me he had gonorrhea and I took pills my head and fever won't go away I am cold and hot at the same time?

Shaking chills: You sound quite ill and it may or may not be from gonorrhea, but i would not take the chance. Gonorrhea is quite easily transmitted and you may be experiencing "systemic infection" (infection spreads via blood) and could potentially be fatal. Folks with 1 std often carry others such as hiv/herpes as well. Acute HIV can cause your symptoms too. So, please check in with your doc asap. Good luck. ...Read more

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My child has a fever that won't go away, but the doctor says its just a virus. Do I need to worry its something else?

My child has a fever that won't go away, but the doctor says its just a virus. Do I need to worry its something else?

Yes: This is not a question that can be answered without a physical exam. If you are concerned that something else could be the cause of the fever, your baby must be reexamined. ...Read more

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I've had a deep cough since march. Why won't it go away? Zpack & antibiotic tried. My fever went away already however this cough has not.

I've had a deep cough since march. Why won't it go away? Zpack  & antibiotic tried. My fever went away already however this cough has not.

Not unusual: The fever and infection appear to clear up, but the cough sounds like it is hanging around, which is very common after both viral and bacterial infections that involve the airways and lungs. I tell people to think of what they've been through as if you burned yourself. The skin heals, infection clears or is avoided, but the area of skin is still sensitive for weeks. Same happens in lungs/airways. ...Read more

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My 3 1/2 years old daugther has a 103.7 fever since thursday morning, that won't go away, now she says that her left breast hurts? What can this be?

My 3 1/2 years old daugther has a 103.7 fever since thursday morning, that won't go away, now she says that her left breast hurts? What can this be?

See a doctor: A three year old should not be having chest pain with a purely viral infection. Please go to an emergency room asap and have her examined and treated. Do not wait. Hope you are better soon. Preferably use a children's hospital or one with a large pediatric department ...Read more