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My eight year old son has had a fever going up to 101.5 over

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my eight year old son has had a fever going up to 101.5 over the last six days. He also has sore throat, on and off cough, drainage, little tummy ache and headache. took him to the doctor on day 3 of the fever. doctor said it could be a viral and stomach infection. did strep and flu tests - negative. took him back to the doctor on day 5 because fever and other sympthoms still there. did cbc - came back okay. doctor still thinks it's a viral infection but put on him on a five day antibiotic. Is it normal for a fever with a viral infection to last for more than six days.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 8 months ago.

Greetings,

Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

Viral infection usually subsides by 3-5 days.

Sometimes, it is prolonged but is often over in a week.

Bacterial infection can supervene in the post viral period.

So doctor has started antibiotic.

You can continue the treatment advised by doctor.

Please give him plenty of fluid & keep at rest.

Warm & liquid foods will be good.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

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Wish his healthy life.

Regards.