A member asked:
6 mnth old was diagnosed w. pneumonia 6 days ago and treated wth azithromycin for 5 days woke up on day 6 with 100.8 fever maintained all day?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Brian Bezack answered
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
May be viral: Continued fever despite antibiotics may suggest that the symptoms are due to a virus. Other concerns would be a more significant lung infection such as empyema or a pleural effusion (fluid around the lung). Either way, this should be discussed with the baby's doctor.
Answered on Aug 6, 2013
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