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Old 01-28-2009, 06:16 PM   #1
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how many days should a fever last

how many days should a fever last? my 13 year old son has a severe cough, temp 103.3, with motrin it is 102, some vomiting. he has had a fever now for 4 days. He's taking plenty of fluids.

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Old 02-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #2
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Re: how many days should a fever last

I would be concerned about pneumonia at this point and would make a visit to the pediatrician asap. Could just be the flu, but better safe than sorry. I hope he's feeling better soon.

Old 02-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #3
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Re: how many days should a fever last

Please go to the doctor or ER and make sure they check for pneumonia. With giving motrin it should drop his fever more than 1 degree unless there is a serious infection going on.

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