Q Fever

  • Bacterial infection that can affect the lungs, liver, heart and other organs of the body
  • Symptoms may include excessive sweating, fever, head pain and muscle pain
  • Commonly spread by breathing in dust particles contaminated by infected animals
  • Can occur at any age but more common in young to middle age adults
  • Affects males and females but more common in males
  • May be mild and resolve on its own to severe and life threatening

FOR COUGH

  • Increase fluids (especially water)
  • Suck on cough drops or hard sweets (candy)
  • Use a cool air humidifier in room
  • Avoid lung irritants such as smoke, household cleaners or allergens
  • Over-the-counter cough medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Guaifenesin
    • Dextromethorphan

 

FOR FEVER

  • Apply cool cloth to forehead or armpits
  • Drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
  • Avoid alcohol, tea and coffee as these drinks can cause slight dehydration
  • Over-the-counter medicine (refer to manufacturer’s recommendations for dosage):
    • Acetaminophen
    • Ibuprofen
    • Aspirin (Do not give to children or adolescents)

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