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What should I do if my fever isn't going away?

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A fever that lasts longer than 3 days can be a sign of an infection that should be treated.

SOURCES: 

FDA: "Colds and Flu: Time Only Sure Cure." 

American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold." 

CDC: "Questions and Answers: Cold versus Flu." "Questions and Answers: Swine Flu and You," "Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)."

National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Is It a Cold or the Flu?" 

UpToDate: "Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of Influenza in Adults," " The Common Cold in Adults: Diagnosis and Clinical Features." 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 11, 2020

SOURCES: 

FDA: "Colds and Flu: Time Only Sure Cure." 

American Lung Association: "A Survival Guide for Preventing and Treating Influenza and the Common Cold." 

CDC: "Questions and Answers: Cold versus Flu." "Questions and Answers: Swine Flu and You," "Key Facts about Swine Influenza (Swine Flu)."

National Jewish Medical and Research Center: "Is It a Cold or the Flu?" 

UpToDate: "Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis of Influenza in Adults," " The Common Cold in Adults: Diagnosis and Clinical Features." 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on November 11, 2020

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