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How long should I wait while having a fever, before seeing a doctor about it?

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Dr. Elizabeth Seymour
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 24-48 hours

Fevers can be caused by a multitude of things.
Most commonly viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. This is a normal response to your body fighting infection, however, if you have a fever for more than a few days, you should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need antibiotics, radiology or lab testing, etc.

In brief: 24-48 hours

Fevers can be caused by a multitude of things.
Most commonly viruses, bacteria or fungal infections. This is a normal response to your body fighting infection, however, if you have a fever for more than a few days, you should be evaluated by a physician to see if you need antibiotics, radiology or lab testing, etc.
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Dr. Stephen Noga
However, if you are receiving chemotherapy, your health care team probably gave you instructions to call them immediately during certain periods after the chemotherapy. This is because your white blood cells may be quite low during this time and you are more vulnerable to serious infections
Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice

In brief: 5-7 days

Typically 5-7 days.

In brief: 5-7 days

Typically 5-7 days.
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