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Does Taking Antibiotics Help With A Fever
Possibly: If a fever is being caused by a bacterial infection, and that infection is being successfully treated with an appropriate antibiotic, then the fever should go down. If, however, it is a viral infection, a bacterial infection resistant to the current antibiotic, or a fever not caused by an infection, then the antibiotic will play no role in reducing the fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son keep having a fever for 7 days. He was diagnos with strep through 7 day ago. He been taking antibiotics for 7 day now. Fever does not go away.
? how labeled ?: Was this based on a strep test or just called strep. Even if test positive, the kid can have a co-infection with mono or other virus. Strep is easily managed by using the penicillin based antibiotics if they are given as prescribed.I would contact the kids doc and discuss the pattern you are seeing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Office visit needed: After 5 days of fever, most doctors would want to perform a physical evaluation and perhaps laboratory tests if no source of infection is found on exam. It could be a urinary tract infection which is resistant to the antibiotics you are taking. Hard to say without more info. ...Read more
49 y/o has fever for 3weeks. He's taking antibiotics and paracetamol. but fever still comes back after 6 hours taking the medicine. Fever is worse
Is it normal for a child 6 yrs with tonsillitis infection to have fever for 5 days. He is taking antibiotics and fever reliever. ?
Hello: It is fairly common to see a child suffering with tonsillitis to maintain a fever while on abx and analgesics. Things that could account for the persistent fever may be fluid intake, possibly a resistant bacteria or the development of an abscess. See your family doctor for continued care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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