• What drugs are you taking? Mind when I hear drugs I think of Meth, cocaine, LSD.... Most likely you have a viral infection, or a flu. There are no treatments for the flu other than treating the symptoms. If OTC medicines for cold and flu (thera-flu, Ny-quil and many others found here: ) do not work then you need to see a doctor. There is no real treatment for the flu - there are antivirals given in some cases, these do not kill the flu but lessen its impact and is used for at risk patients - those who can easily succumb to pneumonia or be killed by the 'common' flu. there are more powerful prescription medications that a doctor can give, they are in essence the same thing as the OTC medications but only more powerful, some with narcotics to help you sleep. Flus last 7-10 days with onset of the symptoms usually being moderate to severe and symptoms lessening in severity 3-5 days out from onset. Many patients complain of extended fatigue and even muscle soreness up to 2 weeks after a bout of flu. A fever of 39.1ºC to 393.8ºC (102.38 ºF - 103.64 ºF) is not that dangerous for an otherwise healthy adult. although a pain to deal with, usually during the course of the flu no further damage is done. If your fever spikes (rises) to 40.5ºC (105 ºF) see a doctor immediately - as in same day clinic or the Emergency Room) at this point I would advise seeing a doctor either same day clinic or next day appointment. You really need to find out if you do have the flu or something else. A Short list of infections that cause or can cause fever: Colds, tonsillitis, otitis media, the flu, bronchitis, tetanus, measles, mumps, chicken pox, AIDS, pneumonia. Other things like leukemia, arthritis can also cause fever(s). Knowing the cause will go a long way in knowing how to treat the underlying cause thus the fever itself.
  • Fever is the body's way of killing germs. Its best to let the fever do its job.

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