Fever, Feverish

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Good afternoon, I am 32 years old IRT, now I have a fever with fever for 3 days. Symptoms that I experience fever up and down, sore throat (pain when swallowing), throat feels dry, chills feverish, headaches, my body feels achy all. Up to the feet feel achy, mouth feels very bitter, no appetite, there is a history of heartburn. And because I don’t have an appetite, my stomach hurts. Even though I haven’t been to anywhere in this week at home. I guess it hurts doc. I’m afraid is this typus or fever because of strep throat? Please answer doc.

1 Answer:

Hello Yenti, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand the concerns that you feel.

Fever occurs when body temperature increases from normal body temperature (36.5 ° -37.5 ° C). Fever is a symptom and is not a disease. In certain conditions, fever can be accompanied by other symptoms such as coughing, nasal congestion, sore throat, body aches, headaches, nausea, and so on. Some things that cause fever include:

Infection, both caused by viruses, bacteria, or fungi such as influenza, laryngitis (pharyngitis), pneumonia, typhus and so on.
Fluid deficiency / dehydration
Certain autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis
Malignancy / cancer, and so on.

To determine the exact cause of the fever symptoms that you feel you need to be examined by a doctor, both a physical examination and additional examinations such as blood tests, chest X-rays, and so on. If the cause is a bacterial infection, antibiotics will certainly be given, if a viral infection is sufficient with the treatment of symptoms and strengthen the immune system.

For now, some things you can do are:

Consumption of healthy and nutritious foods, multiply vegetables and fruit, avoid high-fat foods, too oily, and too spicy
Drink enough water at least 8 glasses a day
Rest 7-8 hours every day
Regular and regular exercise
Avoid cigarettes and alcohol
Manage stress well
Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water
Compress with plain water on the forehead
Consumption of Paracetamol according to the rules of use on the packaging to relieve fever

In the current COVID-19 pandemic, if your complaint is accompanied by a history of travel to an infected area / country in the past 14 days, a history of contact with confirmed patients, or living in an area with local transmission then stay at home and call a doctor immediately. If not, then stay at home to help break the chain of distribution and do the initial treatment at home as mentioned above. If the complaint does not improve or feels burdensome, contact your doctor immediately. Stay alert when you have to leave the house by wearing a mask, avoiding the use of local transportation, and keep a distance from the people around you.

That's all, hopefully it's useful.

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