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What causes high fever with sinus congestion?

my 5 yr old has had a fever of 38-39 degree s for the past 5 days. Ibuprofen takes it down to 37.5- 37.9. He has energy again once the fever is down. The only symptoms he has are, sinus congestion, thick creamy nasal drainage and raw looking nostrils with small amount of bloody drainage at times. Should I take him to see a doctor and if so how long should I wait?
Mon, 15 Sep 2014
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Hi... for me to answer this question I need to know how many days of fever is this. If it is only 2-3 days you can wait as this seems to be a viral infection. But it is more than 5-6 day you better take the kid to his pediatrician.
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