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Why Wont My Fever Go Away
19, been sick for 3 days, low grade fever every day, stuffy nose, almost uncontrollable cough, taking Motrin, why won't my fever go away tho?
Doctor can evaluate: A primary care doctor can check to see if there is a bad cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial, needs antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, infection or wheezing in the lungs (might need asthma treatment or antibiotics), etc... Usually, fever more than 3 days can mean influenza, or can be another bacterial or viral infection. ...Read more
Fever & headache: As long as the fever is not high (persistently > 102), and if it has only been 2 days, i would just take Ibuprofen (otc), 3 tabs 3 times a day as this is probably a viral process that will go away by itself. I would wait up to a week for low-grade fever and mild to moderate headache to go away on its own. If the fever is high, or if the headache is unusually severe, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosed with Influenza B Thursday. Had a fever (99-102) since Tuesday. Fever won't go away. Should I be worried?
No: The febrile phase of influenza B can last 7 days (sucks big time, doesn't it). Make sure to keep yourself well hydrated. If temp is going over 104 or you develop worsening cough and/or shortness of breath, seek medical care again as you can develop a secondary pneumonia. In the future, to avoid this, get flu vaccine EVERY YEAR! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
16mo old fever 100.6-101.6x2 wks, brought to doc after 1 wk all clear. Fever won't go away. Could it be teething? 4 molars coming in at once
Probably: Elevated temperature/low grade fever is a very common symptom while a child is teething. A simple pain reliever/fever reducer like advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) is your first line of treatment. However, if the temperature rises much above 100 or 101 degrees f return to your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been sick for three days my partner told me he had gonorrhea and I took pills my head and fever won't go away I am cold and hot at the same time?
Shaking chills: You sound quite ill and it may or may not be from gonorrhea, but i would not take the chance. Gonorrhea is quite easily transmitted and you may be experiencing "systemic infection" (infection spreads via blood) and could potentially be fatal. Folks with 1 std often carry others such as hiv/herpes as well. Acute HIV can cause your symptoms too. So, please check in with your doc asap. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need a check up: It sounds viral, but there are many viruses. ...Read more
My child has a fever that won't go away, but the doctor says its just a virus. Do I need to worry its something else?
I've had a deep cough since march. Why won't it go away? Zpack & antibiotic tried. My fever went away already however this cough has not.
Not unusual: The fever and infection appear to clear up, but the cough sounds like it is hanging around, which is very common after both viral and bacterial infections that involve the airways and lungs. I tell people to think of what they've been through as if you burned yourself. The skin heals, infection clears or is avoided, but the area of skin is still sensitive for weeks. Same happens in lungs/airways. ...Read more
Low grade fever off and on for about 4weeks now, hunger pains after eating seems it wont go away and I have no ulcers. Temp range from 98.6 to 99.1?
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