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13 yr old running fever, red blotches all over like rash, not going down. Time period for viral ?

my 13 yr old daughter started running fever Wed and its now Sunday....its ranged from 99 to 103. Always differnnt......took her to er thurdsay night and blood work was done and flu test....he said she had a viral infection, also, she has red blotches all over her like a rash .....they gave her benadryl , but didnt seem to work. He said he thought it might be a fever rash and that lots of kids all over are getting these viral infections and not to worry. Im starting to worry about her fever not going away after going on the 5 day. how long can a viral infection fever last? Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 21 Nov 2012
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Viral fevers usually last for 5 to 7 days.

What about her general condition like her intake of food and activity?

Continue the medication as per the advise.

Try to give plenty of oral fluids and soft diet to maintain her hydration and nutrition.

Consult the pediatrician for follow up to examine for any concerned findings and to investigate with appropriate tests if required depending on his examination.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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