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Check Your Symptoms - What to do for a Fever


Updated April 10, 2014

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When Should You Go to a Doctor For Your Fever?

  • In general, adults should go to a doctor for a fever if your temperature goes above 103 F and will not come down with medication or stays that high for more than 24 hours.

  • If a child over 6 months old has a temperature over 101 degrees F that lasts for three days, you should call the pediatrician.

  • A child between 3 and 6 months old that has a temperature over 101 F should be taken to the doctor.

  • A child under 3 months old with a temperature over 100.4 F should be taken to the doctor.

  • See more reasons to See a Doctor For a Fever.
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