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If I have been running a fever for 3 days do I need to go to the doctor?

If I have been running a fever for 3 days do I need to go to the doctor?

Fever: Temperature over 102 degrees should be investigated. The function of fever in the body is to provide an inhospitable environment for bacteria and dilate blood vessels, letting more white blood cells get to the site of the infection. Certain white blood cells are also activated by the higher temperature. Furthermore, your metabolism increases, helping the body combat infection. See your doctor! ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Should i take my 2 year old to the doctor if shes been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

Should i take my 2 year old to the doctor if shes been running a fever of 103 the past 2 days?

FEVER: At this age common cause is viral; associated symptoms: runny nose, cough, malaise, refusal to eat, some headache, body ache, etc. If these are not there, look for any burning urine (possible uti). Too much headache, vomiting or any worsening- will need immediate medical attention. Make sure she drinks enough fluid, give acetaminophen/tylenol 160 mg every four hour for fever 101 or above. ...Read more

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My 11 month old son has been running a fever for the past 4 days. Highest temp has been 101.2. Motrin and tylenol break the fever, but it keeps coming back. He is teething. Should we take him to a doc?

My 11 month old son has been running a fever for the past 4 days. Highest temp has been 101.2. Motrin and tylenol break the fever, but it keeps coming back. He is teething. Should we take him to a doc?

Teething Help: Many infants show signs of distress during teething. The exact mechanism these symptoms occur during teething is not known, but the correlation of these stress symptoms with a tooth erupting remain high. Ibuprofen, cold teething rings and/or camilia can help. Try to keep fluid intake high. Ibuprophen will help with the elevated temp. And with discomfort. If it doesn't improve see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 6 year had been to the doctor twice and he had been on antibodies for 6 days and still running a high fever why does he still have a fever?

My 6 year had been to the doctor twice and he had been on antibodies for 6 days and still running a high fever why does he still have a fever?

Take time: Your child has had infection from either virus or bacteria. Antibiotic need some time to kill the bacteria. If it is viral infection, it also take time for the body to fight with it. ...Read more

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My baby of 4 weeks has been coughing for 2 days. No fever or running nose but mucus. Feeds well. Doctor days bronchopneumonia and I doubt it. Any idea?

My baby of 4 weeks has been coughing for 2 days. No fever or running nose but mucus. Feeds well. Doctor days bronchopneumonia and I doubt it. Any idea?

Post nasal drip: Your baby may have a post nasal drip which you are not aware of by virtue of the fact that she is sleeping most of the time and the discharge is developing retrograde. Use your vaporizer. Elevate his matress and use saline nose drops four times daily. ...Read more

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