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It is not uncommon for a viral upper respiratory infection, such as a
cold, to be present with a fever that lasts for 24 to 48 hours. Fever that
occurs on day 3 or 4 of an upper respiratory infection may be caused by an ear
infection. This is especially true if your child has other symptoms, such as
fussiness, sleeplessness, or decreased appetite.
Fever may be a sign of an ear infection when:
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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