Most of us call a doctor when we know we’re sick, but we’re not sure if we need to call for particular symptoms. How high of a fever is too high? Should you call about the pain in your chest? Here’s my list of the eight reasons to see your doctor, and how soon you ought to seek help.
1. Fever of More than 101˚
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If you have a fever of more than 101˚, especially if you have other symptoms, like diarrhea, vomiting, sore throat, or flu-like symptoms, you should definitely phone your doctor. A prolonged high fever means there’s something seriously wrong, something that may need to be treated right away. Don’t ignore it! And don’t wait until office hours — call NOW!