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My son has had a viral fever for four days. I have two other

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My son has had a viral fever for four days. I have two other kids and am wondering if he is still contagious and how much longer this might last. Thanks
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Hello,

Patient with viral fever can infect others from 1 day before the fever develops till 5 days afterwards.

As it is the 4 th day he can be contagious 1 day more.

His temp of 103.8 is quite high & he should be checked by doctor if not done already.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
My only other question is how long can I expect this to last.
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 7 years ago.
Usually it lasts 1 week , but can be prolonged a few days more also.
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