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Good morning dock, I want to ask. My best friend has had a fever for 3 days when the fever went up and down. His eyes were swollen from heat and he also had muscle pain on Day 3. He had no red spots like a DHF and did not cough like a Covid-19 patient. What do you think this is, doctor? And what was the best initial handling.

1 Answer:

Hello Regina,

Thank you for the question.

Up and down fever, swollen eyes, and muscle aches most likely indicate that your colleague is experiencing an infection. There are many types of infections that can show clinical symptoms like this, including dengue fever (DHF), COVID-19, ARI (acute respiratory viral infection), chikungunya, parotitis, measles, leptospirosis, urinary tract infections, eye infections, dental infections and gums, ear infections, and so on.

Dengue fever is an early stage of Dengue virus infection. At this stage, the patient does not appear to experience symptoms of bleeding, including red spots. Likewise COVID-19, this disease can cause illnesses with various symptoms, not always accompanied by coughing. So, no appearance of red spots and coughing in your colleague, can not be sure he is free from these two diseases.

In order to be handled properly, you try to urge your colleagues to check their complaints directly to the doctor or doctor of internal medicine. In addition to a physical examination, the doctor will also be able to do blood, urine, throat swab, or other supporting tests. Depending on the results of the examination, the doctor will be able to provide various treatments to your colleague, can be given enough medication, it is recommended for hospitalization, or also given other therapeutic modalities.

In the meantime, in order to improve his condition, he can multiply rest, take paracetamol, drink plenty of water, eat a variety of balanced nutritional value foods, warm compresses of painful muscles, live a healthy lifestyle, and do not leave the house unless there is business emergency.

Hope this helps ...

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