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I am 62 year old female who moved to Mesa from North Dakota

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I am 62 year old female who moved to Mesa from North Dakota in January. In last two weeks I had a couple days where felt tired and bit nauseated. Drank more water and limited outside activities. Now since Saturday I have not had normal temperature which for me is 97.6. highest has been 102.8 on sunday. Was 98.8 this morning but after nap is 100.4 again. Advil and ice on back of neck help. What do you recommend?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

This is Dr. David

sounds like you are most likely fighting off a viral infection.

there is a heat wave now in Mesa AZ, no?

you can get dehydrated very quickly there in the summer.

what color is your urine? are you urinating regularly? clear urine or cloudy?

have you tried just tylenol? advil should be taken with food in your stomach.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
triple digits for many weeks. Drinking lots of liquids urinating freq and seems to be clear. Can I get over this without medication? My husband does not have any symptoms
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 months ago.

viral infection will get better with time.

you don't need antibiotic therapy.

only take your temperature once a day.

keep drinking liquids

eat more foods with vitamin C in them. broccoli, oranges.

yes, you can get over viral infections without medications.

make sure you get plenty of rest.