Within 48 hours of receiving Rituximab infusion, I caught a viral illness. My throat is sore, stuffy nose, body aches and is exhausted, and I have slight chills. My children both developed high fevers (102+) from this illness. What should I do?
Call you doctor and follow the usual remedies for a viral upper respiratory tract illness, particularly using tylenol or ibuprofen to keep down your temperature. You should get better soon.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Clinical Neurosciences Director
University of California San Diego