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What causes eye redness with fever?

My son has had between a 102 and 103 fever for three days. Now I noticed he has a very red eye. He is 8. Can this be from the fever or is the fever because of the eye, maybe an infection? His fever goes down after using Motrin but goes right back up after a couple hours. How long should I let it go before taking him to the doctor?
Tue, 25 Jul 2017
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hi, thanks for the question. if your child has mild redness of eyes without any discharge from the eye and if that redness is only present during the fever then need not worry it is due to fever. eye infections usually present with redness and discharge and they usually do not cause fever.
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