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How Long Does A Fever Last With A Cold
Had a cold virus with fever for a week. Symptoms of virus are gone but I feel weak and tired. How long should this last?
Asthenia: I believe what you describe best fits a diagnosis of post viral asthenia, duration of which is hard to predict. Wikipedia has it as post viral fatigue syndrome PVFS. Hope this helps. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: A manifestation of a herpetic viral outbreak, they usually subside in 1 -2 weeks. Good luck. ...Read more
Cold in our family. Lasts a bit long has been 4 weeks for me. Getting better now. I have a wet cough but SIGNIFICANTLY better. No fever. Runny nose but seems to be getting better. Is it normal for some symptoms to last like this?
Can happen: Most probably it is sinusitis, first starts as viral upper respiratory infection, then at times secondary bacterial infection kicks in, and that takes time for the body to eradicate, so if you are suffering still, kindly see your doctor, as you may need antibiotics, good luck ...Read more
Can you give a 7 yr old clindamyacin to help get over a 9 day old fever/cold, cough has gotten stronger. How long does a viral infection last?
My: My general rule of thumb in my clinic is that a cold that worsens after a week instead of improving needs to be re-evaluated. Most viral infections tend to improve after a week on their own. A worsening cough and fever could be an indication of a bacterial super-infection such as pneumonia, sinusitis or bronchitis. You should have the child seen by their doctor. Clindamycin is an antibiotic which works for some infections, but not for others, so an exam is very important so he/she gets the correct treatment. Do not use the Clindamycin unless instructed to by the child's doctor. ...Read more
When do you need to see a doc? How much mucus (tsp) and color (s) are normal? How long is a cough suppose to last from flu/cold? Adult 45 fm
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
M57, how long does flu/cold takes to recover, its 11 day for me, also started anti biotic from last two days, wonder my immune too low or virus too >?
What to do if I have had flu/cold for four days, trouble sleeping, how much longer will this last?
The first 3-4 days of a cold are the absolute worst! Frequently people start to turn the corner at about day 4-5. This is a good time to assess as to whether you should see a doctor if you are not doing as expected. ...Read more
Had a cold or flu two weeks ago, went away fine. 5 days ago, after long hours at work while driving home a sharp pain with "tingling, spider walking feeling" that lasted 5-15 seconds. Pressure started afterwards on left side of temple, and for the last 2
How long should one have a sore throat before being seen? Going on 9 days now with no other symptoms of a cold or flu. Pain with swallowing. Worse in morning but last all day. I take prilosec.
Fever and strep: Hello, it depends on the infection, the intensity or degree of inoculation, your immune status and overall state of health. Typically, the infection and fever will be treated with medicine to reduce the fever like Acetaminophen or an antibiotic. You should see the fever resolve with a few days. If it persists, see your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more
Usually: Usually 2 to 3 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
See details: Until it is effectively treated or the infection resolves. The time varies. Viral causes usually resolve within 4-5 days. ...Read more
? Teething Fever?: I'm not convinced kids have teething fever & if they do it would be low grade at most. Since teething can encompass the first 3 yrs & the are due for 5-7 respiratory & 3 diarrheal illness/yr at the same time there is bound to be some overlap. I would be concerned with persistent fever in a kid whose feeding & activity decline & want that kid seen. If playful & happy during the process, just monitor. ...Read more
Can happen.: Cold can be from various reasons like allergies, vasomotor rhinitis, and infections. If the cause is infection then fever is likely. Fever is either absent or a low grade with most of the virus infections, except with viruses like flu. If a bacterial infection is involved on top of the cold then fever can be high. ...Read more
I get feverish every time I return from a long bus or train journey and the fever usually lasts for a day or two. What does this symptom suggest?
Inflammation: Feeling feverish after a long trip does not necessarily indicate an infection but most likely an inflammatory condition or possibly an allergic condition and so I would verify your temperature with a thermometer and look for any other signs of respiratory problems such as cough source of breath wheezing ...Read more
For the last 48hrs I've had a really bad fever, mainly being freezing cold on hot days and nights. It doesn't feel like a cold. I train and work a lot?
Acute infection: This may be a viral illness but you have not provided sufficient information to really even make an educated guess. If this continues or you develop any other symptoms strongly suggest you see a doctor asap. ...Read more
3-5 days: The fever of rheumatic fever is short lasting and responds to aspirin. ...Read more
My 5 year kid has got fever of 100. She is not having appetite too. Last night she vomitted and has no cold or cough.
I have getting headache in morning and feverish feeling at night but no real fever from last 2 night. Is it cold or something else? Thanks
Cold?: Check with your local physician who knows what is going around there and can examine you. Most likely "cold". Any friends been ill with similar thing. ...Read more
Had cough n fever last march, gvn antibtx. Cough lingered for 30 days. Went back given meds and antbtx. Now she has new colds and coughing more. Pls advis?
See a doctor: This is not an issue that can be addressed over the internet. You need to be seen and examined. Good luck. ...Read more
Not usually: In the old days, rheumatic fever was not uncommonly linked to strep infection (fever, jt ache, heart valve damages), but this complication has become extremely rare. If you have fever and aches, then one should consider a viral infection as an alternate explanation unless the presence of strep has been documented by a lab test. ...Read more
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