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My 4 year old son has had a fever (100-101F) for the last

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My 4 year old son has had a fever (100-101F) for the last 6 days. Reduces with paracetemol but keeps coming back after some time. Should I be concerned or seek medical attention?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  DrOAB replied 3 years ago.


Hello. Fever due to viral illness (such as a cold virus) usually resolves within 3-4 days. Fever at/above 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) beyond 4 days requires prompt medical evaluation to rule out serious bacterial infection or other cause. Please seek medical evaluation now.



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