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Dr Nash Im on an extended trip to Seattle and Alaska. For

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I'm on an extended trip to Seattle and Alaska. For the past 4 days I've been having chills and severe night sweats; any ideas?


Thanks


Tom
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As Dr Nash is offline, so i would try to help you.

Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today.
Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern appropriately.

Have you checked your temperature with thermometer?
Do you have loose stools or stomach cramps?
Do you have cough or running nose?
Have you tried any medications?
Do you suffer from any medical issue?

Thanks

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
I haven't checked temp (need to pickup thermometer)

No loose stools or cramps

No cough or runny nose

No known medical conditions
Tom, Thanks for all these additional details.I am sorry to hear about your problems.

It is likely to be a viral infection like flu. Sometimes viral infections can occur even without a sore throat or other symptoms of a respiratory tract infection.
Chills and night sweats are common symptoms with viral infection.

Some of the common signs of dehydration are-
Dry mouth, sunken eyes, low urine output, lethargic.
If you notice any of these signs, or develops fever then see your doctor immediately.

Usually a viral infection should subside by itself in about 7 days.
You can take Tylenol( Acetaminophen), the maximum single dose is
1000 mg, a minimum dosing interval of 4 hours, and a maximum daily dose of acetaminophen of 4000 mg per day.

You should take adequate bed rest, Take plenty of fluids, and take light meals.
You should maintain good standards of hygiene .You can take Ready-mixed rehydration sachets (eg Dioralyte, Rehidrat).
You should eat something containing salt, such as crisps or soup.
You should Keep yourself hydrated, and maintain fluid levels.

In case, Tylenol, can't keep the chills and night sweats within control for the next 2 days, then please consult a doctor immediately.
Please follow above measures for next 48 hours, and in case, if symptoms doesn't start to improve, then please don't delay and get it managed in ER.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Dr Josh
I wake up at 3:30am every day, so adequate sleep is a challenge (go to bed at 10:30).
Ideas?
Dear XXXXX,
Thanks for asking follow up question.

I can understand that you may not get adequate sleep at night.
But you should try to take small nap during daytime.
Also you should take adequate bed rest( even though you don't get sleep).
Rest is very important, for quick recovery.
You should take Tylenol( Acetaminophen) in recommended dosage, as advised in previous post.
Please keep yourself hydrated.

Most likely, this is a viral flu and symptoms would start to get resolve in next 2 days.

If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business






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