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My child normally runs high feever with her sicknesses. If ur child runs 103 to 104 and it respondes to meds is it okay or common with viral infection?
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Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: How does s/he look?
The height of fever does not reliably distinguish between a viral and bacterial infection.
If your child has fever for 3-4 days and is acting normally , playful, and still eating and drinking ok, then i would treat her fever when it makes her uncomfortable and observe. If she has decreased energy, is more cranky, is refusing to eat or drink, or worries you in other ways, see the doctor.

In brief: How does s/he look?
The height of fever does not reliably distinguish between a viral and bacterial infection.
If your child has fever for 3-4 days and is acting normally , playful, and still eating and drinking ok, then i would treat her fever when it makes her uncomfortable and observe. If she has decreased energy, is more cranky, is refusing to eat or drink, or worries you in other ways, see the doctor.
Dr. Swati Avashia
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Dr. Swati Avashia
It can be normal to have fever up to 5 days in a row with a viral infection. You would expect the height of the fever to be decreasing over time. If she continues to have fever or worsens you will want to get her evaluated to make sure she doesn't have a secondary bacterial infection like an ear infection or pneumonia.
Dr. Thomas Riney
if she responds to lowering her fever with a 30 minute warm bath and tylenol, and begins to smile and become playful with return of normal temp, odds are high that it is a virus, all of this advice is based on the premise that child is fully vaccinated
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In brief: Fever
Viral infections do tend to be associated with higher fevers.
Be reassured that fever is the body's way of fighting infection.

In brief: Fever
Viral infections do tend to be associated with higher fevers.
Be reassured that fever is the body's way of fighting infection.
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