Colds And Fevers That Don’t Get Better?
Tonight .. I want to ask .. I had a cold with fever yesterday … then I bought cold medicine and fever at the pharmacy … it was a bit cured but not 100% then the flu fever recurred again. I finished 2 packs of medicine … then I went to the puskesmas to see doctor 1 and the cold + fever did not have any effect did not go away again … Then I went to the second doctor at the injection and was given medicine and recovered … and the doctor said second I got inflammation of the throat but I didn’t feel pain when I swallowed … What I asked was why the doctor’s prescription was given 1 didn’t heal … was every doctor different in how to give the cold medicine .. so in my case this was really inflammation throat or flu huh …
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Symptoms such as colds and fever are symptoms that often occur in respiratory infections. Infection in the airways can occur along the airways, starting from the nose, sinuses, pharynx, tonsils, and larynx, even can also continue to the lower respiratory tract such as the bronchi and lungs. This infection will cause an inflammatory reaction to occur in the infected areas, for example cold symptoms are caused by inflammation of the nose or called rhinitis (cold symptoms are often referred to by laypeople as flu symptoms), if there is coughing and pain in the throat , usually caused by inflammation of the pharynx (or referred to by the laity as inflammation of the throat) or tonsils or what is called pharyngitis and tonsillitis. To find out whether your throat is inflamed or not, of course you have to look back at the symptoms you are experiencing and need to do a direct examination of your throat.
Basically, respiratory tract infections are most often caused by viruses. Viral infections can heal on their own in 5-7 days without the need for special treatment (only drugs to relieve symptoms). Not infrequently this virus infection eventually co-infected with bacteria. Some signs that there is bacterial coinfection in respiratory tract infections are symptoms that had initially improved and then worsened, high fever, and the presence of certain signs of the pharynx and tonsils from physical examination. When bacterial co-infection has occurred, the recommended therapy is antibiotics.
Therefore, administering drugs for respiratory tract infections must always be adjusted to the patient's condition. Different doctors or the same doctor can provide different therapies if indeed you come at different times with symptoms that do not improve. The decision to administer the drug is based on the clinical judgment of each doctor.
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