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My 7 year old son has been running a fever for 6 days. Ihave taken him to his pediatrician twice and he is beingtreated for a sinus infection. Should he be seen by another doctor?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Probably
If the fever is continuing even after being treated your pediatrician would want to know.
At the very least call and ask for advice or just make an appointment now.

In brief: Probably
If the fever is continuing even after being treated your pediatrician would want to know.
At the very least call and ask for advice or just make an appointment now.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: ALWAYS FOLLOW UP
Until the day comes when we may be able to clone ourselves, remember we can't go home with you.
Your regular , consistent feedback is extremely important.

In brief: ALWAYS FOLLOW UP
Until the day comes when we may be able to clone ourselves, remember we can't go home with you.
Your regular , consistent feedback is extremely important.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. April Hartman
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Other Problems
If he has had a sustained high fever for 6 days it might be something as simple as the flu that will eventually get better on its own.
However there are other more serious conditions that need to be considered such as kawasaki's disease or other conditions associated with high fevers. He needs to be seen again.

In brief: Other Problems
If he has had a sustained high fever for 6 days it might be something as simple as the flu that will eventually get better on its own.
However there are other more serious conditions that need to be considered such as kawasaki's disease or other conditions associated with high fevers. He needs to be seen again.
Dr. April Hartman
Dr. April Hartman
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
In brief: Probably
Most fevers in children last 3-5 days.
If the infection is bacterial, antibiotics usually help within 48 hrs. If your son has persistent fever over 101 for more than 48 hrs after his last visit, you should call. The doctor may want to reevaluate him or do more testing.

In brief: Probably
Most fevers in children last 3-5 days.
If the infection is bacterial, antibiotics usually help within 48 hrs. If your son has persistent fever over 101 for more than 48 hrs after his last visit, you should call. The doctor may want to reevaluate him or do more testing.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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