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how long to let a fever go

A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Rifampin vs. fever: It's not clear what type of reaction you got from rifampin. If you implied fever as the type of reaction from rifampin, it's quite uncommon one. I am ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
20 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: When a fever becomes concerning is based on several factors. It would depend on how high the fever is, how old the person is, and what other problems ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Generally, 24 hours: The period of contagiousness is variable depending on what sort of infection you have, but in general it is recommended to stay home from school, work ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Fever: With viral infections fever can last 4-7 days.
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A male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
ER: That is 10 times the normal dose. That person should be in the er, both for assessment of the overdose complications and the underlying reason of why ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably ER ASAP: This is a very high fever and could be very serious. At least speak with your doctor or telephone the ER. In addition to the fever itself, presence or ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Why? Why? Why?: Why do you want to make your fever last longer? What benefit would that be to you?
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: Fever is a symptom of many pathologic processes. The lenght of febrile episode is determined by the underlying cause. If a fever has lasted more tha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Fever: Temperature elevations above 105 f may create brain damage. In children they may be associated with seizures that will seldom if ever recur when the f ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? Teething Fever ?: I'm not convinced kids have teething fever & if they do it would be low grade at most. Since teething can encompass the first 3 yrs & the are due for ... Read More

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