Sick :(

@Blondie2222 (22573)
United States
September 25, 2012 5:33pm CST
So I woke up monday morning with a sore throat and cough and been sick ever since. I hope it's just a head cold and not strep or anything but it hurts worse today to swallow and about towards the end of my shift at work today I started burning up so once I got home I took my temp and it was 100.4. I took some medicine and went to sleep and woke up and it was 99.2. Now it's back up again to 99.5. I can't stay one temp I am warm one min and then next i am freezing. It sucks and I have no more sick time at work to be able to call in sick which sucks so I have to stick it out. Thank god I only have 2 more days left of work this week then I'm on vacation. I been drinking lots of juice and staying hydrated but can't shake it off yet. What is some other tips I can do to help feel better and fight off these fevers? How many more days should I give before I call the doctors? I hate going to the doctors unless it's something serious but for a cold I just medicate myself and I still have some cough syrup with codeine from my bronchitis so I been taking that at night to help me sleep so I'm not coughing all night long. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
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5 responses
@HomeBase (1054)
• United States
25 Sep 12
You could take some Tylenol or regular ibuprofen to break the fever. Just look on the bottle and it will tell you if it is a fever reducer, and if so, take those ASAP, but make sure that you are careful not to over-medicate yourself with the cough syrup. If I were you, I would go to the Dr. as soon as I could, although taking the Tylenol to break the fever will help you to feel a lot better, I'm sure. Your health is important. You have to take care of you. It sucks being sick. Hope you feel better soon.
@Blondie2222 (22573)
• United States
26 Sep 12
I can't take ibuprofen or tylenol because the medicine i'm on for my headaches contains that and if i take 2 much it will damage my liver so my doctor told me to watch what I take. I woke up with another fever at 130 this morning of 100.2 right now I don't have a fever but I still feel horrible. I hope it goes away soon and my throat still hurts. If not better by tomorrow I will definitely go to the doctors.
• United States
25 Sep 12
If you have strep you are contagious. Altho if you have cold symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, or runny nose you may not have strep throat. Strep throat is usually not asscioated with cold symptoms. I would recommend resting and drinking lots of warm fluids which will help soothe your throat. Also homemade chicken soup can do wonders.
@Blondie2222 (22573)
• United States
25 Sep 12
Thanks, I'll have to stop at the store tomorrow and buy some soup. I been drinking hot cocoa at work to help my throat and drinking juice at home since we don't have hot cocoa. Hope it's just a head cold and not strep. But If my throat still hurts by thurs I will call the doctor because that will be day 4 since I've had a sore throat.
@aejey322 (1006)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
you better go to your doctor so she can prescribe you with the right medicine. but for some remedies, just drink a lot of water to hydrate yourself. having a fever can lead you to dehydration. being hydrated can make you feel better. hope you're going to be well soon!
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
i hope you get better already. it's been a while and i guess many people are getting sick these days because of the bad weather. =(
• China
25 Sep 12
I think you are having a tonsil inflammation.