I developed a fever on friday afternoon and it has gone up and down since?

Hi! I developed a fever on friday afternoon and it has gone up and down since, it has been as high as 103.5 and as low as 97.9, I am taking Tylenol or Advil. I get the chills and then sweat really bad. The fever as i said goes up and down but seems to be consistent around 100.4 to 101.7. I have not lost my appetite but feel achy and sometimes have a headache. Age:39 Male


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Dr.Honey Arora
7:41 pm

Well fever and chills can be due to causes like flu, infectious mononucleosis being the most common cause..

Can you please tell that along with fever and chills do you have any associated symptoms like cold and cough, wheezing etc or any other associated symptoms?

For now continue taking Ibuprofen and Paracetamol combination..


Dr.Honey Arora
7:43 pm

In case if the fever does not get resolved in another 4-5 days then you need to get a blood test done..


ismael martin
11:08 pm

Hi! no other symptoms other than the chills, fever and sweating. I took alka seltzer plus cold and flu earlier today and so far my temp is holding at 99.7 since about noon today. I want to add that i also work at a cafe in a hospital so i most likely may have been exposed to some one who was ill. Hopefully the temp breaks and i am on the road to recovery, need to get back to work!!

Dr.Honey Arora
2:19 pm

It looks like viral infection..
So continue with Alka seltzer plus only if you also have cold like symptoms..
Otherwise a combination of Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen is sufficient..

Hope this helps..