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If i've had a temperature between 101-102 for a week every time the Advil (ibuprofen) wears off. When should I be concerned it is more serious than a simple flu?
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Dr. Joan Sy
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: If Fever Continues
Flu can give a high fever for the first week (full 7dd) of illness but often improves by week #2 or sooner. If still w.
A high fever >=101 tomorrow then you definitely should be seen. Flu can lower your immune system and most common complication is pnuemonia or possibly other secondary infections which may need an entirely different treatment than just for flu alone.

In brief: If Fever Continues
Flu can give a high fever for the first week (full 7dd) of illness but often improves by week #2 or sooner. If still w.
A high fever >=101 tomorrow then you definitely should be seen. Flu can lower your immune system and most common complication is pnuemonia or possibly other secondary infections which may need an entirely different treatment than just for flu alone.
Dr. Joan Sy
Dr. Joan Sy
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Go seek urgent care
I would go to a local urgent care or physicians office for a checkup.

In brief: Go seek urgent care
I would go to a local urgent care or physicians office for a checkup.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine
In brief: See your doctor asap
Fever for a week is more than flu.
Sometimes flu can lead to secondary infection like pneumonia.See your pcp as soon as possible to find the underlying cause of this fever.

In brief: See your doctor asap
Fever for a week is more than flu.
Sometimes flu can lead to secondary infection like pneumonia.See your pcp as soon as possible to find the underlying cause of this fever.
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
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