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How long can i wait with breathing problems and fever to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Breathing problems: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should seek help promptly. If it is associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic. Other potential causes include a blot clot in the lung, tumor, and other inflammatory conditions of the lung.
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Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 37 years experience
See one now: Shortness of breath is always serious and you should be evaluated now.
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Last updated Feb 20, 2013

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