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Question by  summeroeth (88)

Should I be concerned about a low grade fever that won't go away?


Answer by  starmlw (960)

Not everyone has a "Normal" temperature of 98.6. Almost everyone has a higher temp in the afternoon than in the morning. I would not worry unless you have other symptoms.


Answer by  YellowCup (1650)

A low grade fever that won't go away normally is signaling your body has an infection that it cannot thwart off. You should see a doctor to see why your body cannot fight off the infection, or to see what infection it is. Could be a sign that something serious is oppressing your immune system.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

All fevers should be closely watched. A low grade fever is not usually something to be worried about but if it persists you should contact your Primary Care Provider and ask them what measures you should take.


Answer by  bubbyboy (9929)

Any kind of fever comes from an underlying condition or illness. The fever doesn't have to be treated. It is a good idea to find out what is causing your fever because it could be something serious. Your doctor will probably tell you that if fever doesn't go away in so long a time, to come see him.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

A very low grade fever in the absence of other symptoms is sometimes considered normal. The best thing to do is go to the doctor and have it investigated. There are illnesses that manifest first as low grade fever and your doctor can best locate the cause.


Answer by  DoctorMom (58)

A low grade fever can be indicative of an ongoing infection, however, some people experience higher temperatures than others and no underlying health condition can be found. Ask your doctor.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

Yes. It can mean a bacterial or viral infection somewhere in the body, like mumps or chickenpox, unhealed wound, strep, liver inflammation, allergies, mononucleosis, even HIV infection.


Answer by  kdem (551)

Yes, can be sign of a progressing infection. Also could signify a gallbladder problem. Need to go see a doctor they will probably prescribed broad spectrum antibiotic as a precautionary. You can also take acetaminophen or Motrin if it bothers you. But do not take these all the time because as a temp is your body's defense mechanism.


Answer by  Zoe (2369)

If a fever isn't responding to over the counter medication, drinking cold fluids, etc, it might be time to see a doctor.


Answer by  PriscillaPresley (284)

Yes, you should. There could be many different reasons for this. You must go to your Doctor as soon as possible, and let him/her run tests and give all of your symptoms.


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