How long should i wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?
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Family Medicine 15 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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General Practice 18 years experience
5-7 days: Typically 5-7 days.
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Last updated May 25, 2018
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