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How long should i wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?

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Dr. Elizabeth Seymour
Family Medicine 16 years experience
24-48 hours: Fevers can be caused by a multitude of things. Most commonly viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. This is a normal response to your body fighting infection, however, if you have a fever for more than a few days, you should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need antibiotics, radiology or lab testing, etc.
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Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
However, if you are receiving chemotherapy, your health care team probably gave you instructions to call them immediately during certain periods after the chemotherapy. This is because your white blood cells may be quite low during this time and you are more vulnerable to serious infections
Nov 11, 2011
Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice 19 years experience
5-7 days: Typically 5-7 days.
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