My mom is 58 year old . She had bad cough for one week. Fever 102.5 F comes every 8 hours with shivering. Fever relieves when I give paracetamol 500 mg. But fever comes again after 8 hours.
Paracetamol 500 mg given for two days whenever fever comes.
Day 3 ciprofloxacin 250 mg given and after 12 hours ciprofloxacin 500 mg given.
Day 4 lariago 1000 mg (first dose) given thinking she is suffering from clinical malaria.
Day 5 Azithral 500 mg given once but no improvement. But fever comes again after 8 hours regularly but when paracetamol 500 mg given fever relives and comes again after 8 hours. Her vitals normal.
She is taking food and fluids regularly.
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It is bad to start antibiotics by self and specialy changing every day. As the fever is coming for last 7 days, she need investigation for typhoid, malaria and urinary tract infection. Fever lasting more than 7 days are less likly to be viral.
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