It is not unusual to develop a
viral illness that causes a fever during pregnancy or
after your delivery. Mild fevers that last only a short time usually are not a
An ongoing fever that does not get better with home
treatment, such as taking
acetaminophen, or that does not improve after several
days may mean that you have a more serious problem, such as a
bacterial infection. Talk to your doctor if:
Remember, fever is only a symptom. Often the importance of a
fever can only be seen when other symptoms are present.
March 20, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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