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how long should I wait to call a doctor with a moderate fever

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Likely: Not uncommon for viral illnesses to produce low grade fevers for 10-14 days, but if it goes on longer than this, would reevaluate.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff McFadden
24 years experience Family Medicine
Today!: Yes it sounds like you probably have osteomyelitis again or infection from some other source. If you can't get in today with your orthopedist or one ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Hadfield
13 years experience Podiatry
No: You should go to the ER immediately if you have weakness, nausea/vomiting.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
35 years experience Psychiatry
NOW: I would not wait if you cannot breathe. There is a lot happening here and it maybe thyroid or maybe something else like infection. Or cardiac, .
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: but perhaps one of the concierge doctors in Healthtap can help you or see your doctor for a Rx cough medicine. You likely have a viral infection.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever, other symptom: Fever, pain that is unusual or out of proportion, bleeding, ...If in doubt , call your doctor.
A male asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
50 years experience Pediatrics
TALK TO DOCTOR: Your 3months old baby having fever around 100.4 may be normal or due to mild viral infection .which may go away soon . You should be concerned if ba ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joe Griffin
16 years experience Podiatry
Yes : As a surgeon, i always want to know when my surgical patients have a fever especially if it is over 101. It is better to be safe than sorry as a feve ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Read advice first: Pediatricians always give an informatoin sheet when little ones get shots. Read that first. If that doesn't provide you with guidance,then yes, call t ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
22 years experience Pediatrics
Hot Stuff: A fever is a sign of infection whether viral or bacterial. If your child does not have any other symptoms (i.e. Nasal congestion, cough, vomiting, et ... Read More
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