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Old 10-16-2010, 09:35 AM   #1
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Need help with a fever

I have had a fever since last Monday between 100 and 102 degrees. I take prescription pain meds that con tain Tylenol and don't want to take any more of that. I am deathly allergic to aspirin ibuprofen etc. Is there anything else I can do? Cool shower etc only seem to work for a short time. I would need something that I would have in the house already or that could be found in a small town grocery store. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I think I have bronchitis, I'm coughing up nasty stuff, but it's getting thinner and lighter in color every day. It's the fever that is a problem.

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Old 10-23-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: Need help with a fever

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I would need something that I would have in the house already or that could be found in a small town grocery store. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Keep a bottle of water in the refrigerator and drink frequently. Drinking plenty of cold water is the best thing I know of. Also, get plenty of rest and avoid direct sunlight. Engaging in light household chores like preparing meals (for yourself) is okay, but avoid anything beyond that.

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I think I have bronchitis, I'm coughing up nasty stuff, but it's getting thinner and lighter in color every day. It's the fever that is a problem.
Generally, bronchitis is nothing to play around with because it can turn to pneumonia and pneumonia can potentially be life threatening. So if it doesn't clear up in a reasonable amount of time, you should see your doctor.

 
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