hi just want to ask had a high fever reaches 38.8 after taking paracetamol i start felling fine after 4-6 hours i start to fell so cold again and when cheking my temperature its 38. something and sometimes reaches 39 i had this for 3 days already i also had a cough what should be the best thing to do?
hope someone can advise tnx
It sounds like you have a virus or a bacterial infection. When you have a fever it means your body is trying to heal itself.
I really think you need to see your doctor to find out where the infection is.
it could be a bladder infection, or your sinuses or anything else.
Are you in pain? Does it burn to urinate? Do you have a bug bite? Do you have nausea? This is something you will have to tell your doctor.
Hi Abby, Paracetamol (Tylenol) effect only lasts 4 hours, so if you have the Flu, you will need to take it every 4 hours till it stays down.. Do you have cough and colds ? Can you breathe easily ? When you're feverish, you could use and keep cold damp towel to your forehead and keep taking your Paracetamol. Rest and sleep is best and take plenty of fluids. Calamansi juice but not too sugary ( sugar is bad for colds) and Chicken soup is great to clear the chest. Don't over wrap yourself as this will even raise up your temperature. Is Oil of Oregano available in the Phil. ? You could take those for 3-4 days.. If your temp. goes up to 39.5 , its better to see your Doctor. Keep your cold damp cloth to your head and forehead to keep it down.
Take care. I wish you well..
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