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Woke up to a fever of 102.9 did Ice packs and drank cold

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Woke up to a fever of 102.9 did Ice packs and drank cold liquids it went down to 100.9 now its back up to 102.5 throat is swoll
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: Since 2pm yesterday but it got worse at night. I have a cough and throat is swoleen
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Im diabetic, hypertensive. Sleep apnea, allergic to shelfish
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
Did you take any medicine?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have ii havee taken theraflu, 1200 guafenisen.and some ibuprofen
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for the information,
I am sorry for your symptoms.
Fever, cough are usually due to viral infection but bacterial infection can be possible.
Early start of antibiotic can help in bacterial infection.
Throat swab test can be done to check for bacterial infection.
In fever dehydration is common.
Take more fluid and rest.
It is better to take warm liquid like soup, tea, juice, water.
Continue Theraflu or Ibuprofen as you are taking to reduce fever and cough.
As the throat is swollen, I would advise to consult doctor to have an examination and tests.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Wish your early recovery.
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