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I have been feeling fatigue, dry mouth, light headed, and had

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I have been feeling fatigue, dry mouth, light headed, and had a cough a couple of days ago that is starting to go away....what can these symptoms be? I have ahd this for 3-4 days
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Kaushik replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Kaushik :

Hi there,

Dr. Kaushik :

Welcome to Just answer !

Dr. Kaushik :

did you take any medication for cough ?

Dr. Kaushik :

hello are you there..

Dr. Kaushik :

did you have fever also along with cough?

Customer:

No medication. I did niot have a fever.


 

Dr. Kaushik :

so what did you take for cough?

Dr. Kaushik :

any hoe remedy?

Dr. Kaushik :

or is it just going away on its own?

Dr. Kaushik :

any home remedy you took for cough?

Customer:

Havent taken anything. it's been going away on its own.


 

Dr. Kaushik :

okk..

Dr. Kaushik :

ok..

Dr. Kaushik :

it seems like a normal general weakness which occurs post infection or it is seasonal change that is causing some temporary changes in health..

Dr. Kaushik :

it is more likely malaise post seasonal change..

Dr. Kaushik :

you shall wait for another 3-4 days this will eventually go away on its own like the cough is going away..

Dr. Kaushik :

meanwhiile continue taking liquids ,especially lemonade to keep your self hydrated and also take frequent small meals with lots of fruits in them so that your body has enough minerals and vitamins to compensate for your weakness.

Dr. Kaushik :

So do not worry this will go away ... on its own..

Dr. Kaushik :

meanwhile continue to do what has been suggested..

Dr. Kaushik :

do you jave high blood pressure and diabetes ?

Dr. Kaushik :

are you on any other medications?

Dr. Kaushik :

if yes kindly mention them ?

Dr. Kaushik :

are you there..

Customer:

The drymouth and trouble swallowing is what bothers me the most

Dr. Kaushik :

ok..

Dr. Kaushik :

do you have pain in throat ..

Dr. Kaushik :

sneezing and cold as well..

Customer:

no pain at all

Customer:

I have not been diagnosed with Diabetes or blood pressure


 

Dr. Kaushik :

ok..

Dr. Kaushik :

do one thing..

Dr. Kaushik :

it seems like a throat infection , which may be bacterial or viral infection..

Dr. Kaushik :

this often causes difficulty in swallowing , itch sensation in the throat , dry mouth and throat

Dr. Kaushik :

and this could also be due to allergy ?

Dr. Kaushik :

so what you need is to get yourself started on anti allergic drug like benadryl..

Dr. Kaushik :

do you have that ..

Dr. Kaushik :

or you can get it from your pharmacy..

Customer:

yes....how about Claritin?


 

Dr. Kaushik :

yes..

Dr. Kaushik :

that also can be taken

Dr. Kaushik :

even better

Customer:

Can the infection cause light headedness

Dr. Kaushik :

since it does not cause drowsiness..

Dr. Kaushik :

yes..

Dr. Kaushik :

it can

Dr. Kaushik :

but to me it appears that the light headedness is because of the general weakness

Dr. Kaushik :

that is there ..

Dr. Kaushik :

associated with infection..

Dr. Kaushik :

since you do not have fever , so this seems more likely an allergy

Dr. Kaushik :

rather than infection..

Customer:

ok...hope this helps. I just wanted to make sure it is nothing serious

Dr. Kaushik :

No..

Dr. Kaushik :

nothing seroious..

Dr. Kaushik :

if after taking this claritin for 3 days ..

Dr. Kaushik :

if there is no improvement at all..

Dr. Kaushik :

then do not waste any time ..

Dr. Kaushik :

get your blood work up such as haemogram and esr

Dr. Kaushik :

and get started on a 3-5 day course of anti biotic of either azithromycin or a cephalosporin

Customer:

ok. thanks

Dr. Kaushik :

from yor family doctor ..

Dr. Kaushik :

but as of now

Dr. Kaushik :

start on claritin

Dr. Kaushik :

and hydrate your self

Dr. Kaushik :

with liquids like lemonade and juices

Dr. Kaushik :

but not too cold

Dr. Kaushik :

at slightly cooler temperature than room temperature.

Dr. Kaushik :

in another 3 days this shall go away

Dr. Kaushik :

with your cough..

Dr. Kaushik :

i hope this helps..

Dr. Kaushik :

Wish you all the best..

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Regards..

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