Hi, I'm just back from my doctor's office with a low grade fever (99.6C), mild chest pain, and tarchycardia (115bpm). Also, I have been having flu-like symptoms for almost a week. My doc thinks that I might have an infection in my GI tract. My stomach cannot tolerate tylenol, so he gave me some Ambien so I can get a little better sleep while we wait for the lab results. My body temp has been climbing since I'm back from doc visit, and I'm already feeling dizziness, palcipations, body aches from the fever. Is it safe to take Ambien while running a fever? Thank you for your answer.
Thanks for the reply. I'm still running a mild fever with headache, chills, and lower abdominal pain. My urine culture came back positive for staph infection, but unlike UTIs I had in the past, it doesn't hurt when I urinate. I also developed sore throat and swollen gum and lymph node in the neck today. My doc is on vacation this week. Not clear exactly what this is, I've been trying to drink lots of water to "flush" it out, but I'm still feeling miserable. Can you spread staph bacteria within your own body from skin to bladder to throat? time?
It’s unlikely that the urinary tract infection could have caused the throat infection. They may have occurred independently. Have a culture and sensitivity test done to find out the correct antibiotic that the infecting organism is sensitive to and taking this medication for the required amount of days may help to clear urinary tract infection.
The commonest pathogen (agent) causing throat infections is a group A Streptococcus bacteria. Besides this Group B Streptococcus, mycoplasma, neisseria and cornybacterium are known to cause throat infections. Other known pathogens causing infections of the throat are viral and yeast (candida). Strep sore throat needs to be treated with an antibiotic as strep is a bacteria. Viral sore throat is best treated with rest, warm oral fluids and advil for pain.
Do tepid sponging for the temperature. Take plenty of warm oral fluids and lots of rest. For further relief from your symptoms you could do warm salt water gargles and steam inhalations. Please ensure to do this prior to your meals.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.