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3yo on day 3 of fever, cough and nasal congestion. dr yesterday says ears lungs fine. when should fever go away before bringing her back?

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Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
5 days: General rule is 5 days. If fever is still there and the same on day # 5, you need to go back and let doctor recheck your baby.
Answered on Mar 29, 2014
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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds viral: At his point. If the fever lasts more than 5 days or the child becomes lethargic take them back to the doctor. Keep them hydrated. Use cool mist vaporizer.
Answered on Mar 29, 2014
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Common cold: Sounds like an acute viral URI and she should recover uneventfully within 5-7 days. If fever becomes higher, behavior patterns change, not feeding, sleeping excessively, developing new symptoms would call your family doctor or pediatrician and let them know what is going on and follow their directions.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
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