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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hello, i went to the beach 2 days a ago. and have a fever ranging from 38-39 degrees celsius, along with aches should i seek medical attention?

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Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Maybe: Sometimes a mild fever is of no consequence. If you also have other symptoms, it could be something more serious. If you feel bad in addition to the fever, the symptoms can help a doctor figure out what's wrong. For example, a mild fever with congestion and cough might be a cold, but high fever with neck pain and headache could be meningitis. So the symptoms are everything.

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Last updated Nov 21, 2014

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