Nausea Vomiting Fever For 2 Weeks?
My husband has experienced a fever that fluctuates for 2 weeks, so today the fever subsided again and after vomiting, the first week had diarrhea and was brought to the doctor. But 2 weeks later vomiting all the time. After being taken to the hospital, the indication was actually pneumonia, even though there were no complaints of coughing or shortness of breath at all. Is there a possibility of a misdiagnosis? Please answer yes, thank you very much
Hi Lilin .. Thank you for the question given.
Fever is a body response that indicates an infection in the body. The infection can originate from the digestive system, respiratory system, urinary system, and others. Fever accompanied by vomiting can result from:
Urinary tract infection
Typhoid fever / typhus
As for the diagnosis of pneumonia, the doctor has certainly done a physical examination, saw the symptoms, and carried out other supporting examinations. Therefore we cannot say whether or not the diagnosis that has been given is correct because there is no direct examination. If the fever still persists, there is still nausea, vomiting, weight loss, weakness, then you should go back to check your husband with the same doctor or to a specialist in internal medicine. So that doctors can carry out an examination directly and if necessary proceed with blood checks, stool checks, chest X-rays, or sputum checks.
Meanwhile what can be done is:
Sufficient daily water needs, especially if there is still a fever
Eat nutritious foods
Eat small but frequent meals and avoid spicy, sour, fatty foods
Avoid caffeine, keep the food consumed
To reduce fever, you can take paracetamol according to the dose or take the medicine given by the doctor
May be useful