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A 22-year-old female asked:

How long is to long having a high fever on antibiotics? (101.8-103)

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
36-48 Hours : As a general rule, fevers from a bacteria infectious source should start to trend downwards within 1 to 2 days. A reassessment of the condition, change or addition of another antibiotic may be considered at that point. Many things can cause fevers except bacteria & that possibility must be considered. Sometime more that antibiotics is needed such as a drainage.

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Last updated Apr 15, 2013

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