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How many days of high fever is safe for children?

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Dr. Salma Elfaki
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 5 days

Any high fever lasting 5 days or more needs to be evaluated.

In brief: 5 days

Any high fever lasting 5 days or more needs to be evaluated.
Dr. Salma Elfaki
Dr. Salma Elfaki
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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Fever- see doc?

When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.
parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor

In brief: Fever- see doc?

When to see a doctor when your child has a fever? Depends on the age and how the child is doing: http://www.
parenting.com/health-guide/fever/when-call-doctor
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Ray Holt
Family Medicine

In brief: Think differently

Generally it's not the temperature that harms the child it's the cause.
It doesn't hurt to have a doctor examine any child with a fever, even one day's worth. A child can't tell you what's wrong you have to look yourself. Better to go to the doctor and be told, don't worry it's just a cold, than to blow off the temp and find out later it was something serious.

In brief: Think differently

Generally it's not the temperature that harms the child it's the cause.
It doesn't hurt to have a doctor examine any child with a fever, even one day's worth. A child can't tell you what's wrong you have to look yourself. Better to go to the doctor and be told, don't worry it's just a cold, than to blow off the temp and find out later it was something serious.
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt
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