A member asked:

My 14 yr old daughter has ran a low fever 99-101 for over five days. she tested negative for strep and mono three days ago. her other symptom of headache has improved. she doesnt have as much appetite as usual. should i take her back to the doctor?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Fever: The negative strep and mono tests are reassuring and a viral infection is likely. Fever lasting a week isn't unusual. As long as she's feeling better with no headache,rash,cough, urinary burning or discoloration, the fever should subside in another couple of days. If not reconsult the physician. A monotest may be negative until more time has elapsed if mono is present and the test can then turn po

Answered 7/18/2018

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