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High fever 38.7-39.5 days in a row; the fever doesn't

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high fever 38.7-39.5 for 4 days in a row; the fever doesn't go down with paracetamol or nurofen; fever doesn't go down too much by sweating; dry cough which started now to become less dry and more chesty; sore throat; painful back muscles;
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
you could have a lung bronchitis infection or pneumonia.
you need to go back to your doctor and get a chest xray and sputum culture of phlegm which you are coughing up
you most likely need a course of antibiotics to help kill bacteria which is most likely causing your fever and cough symptoms.
39.5c is 103F which is a high fever.
I'm surprised your doctors have not started you on antibiotics so far
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