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My husbankd is 72 in great shape, plays tennis, works out young.

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my husbankd is 72 in great shape, plays tennis, works out young. He had a tickle in his throat last week and it went away he said. now since yesterday felt not great and today had a fever. he said it was 100. he is sleeping and not even getting up. what do I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he is not drinking any liquids
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thank you for your question,
It seems your requested expert is not on line.
I’mCustomerand I’ll try to help you.
It can be due to a viral infection.
It usually continues for 3-5 days, can take longer sometimes.
However, in most cases it clears up in a week.
Sometimes secondary bacterial infection can occur.
If he does not feel much improvement, I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
Throat swab, blood count can be taken to find out the nature of infection.
You can give tylenol or advil cold for symptomatic relief.
He needs to take rest & plenty of fluid to keep good hydration.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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Regards.