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Expert Diagnosis and Effective Treatment At Family Urgent Care

High fever spikes can seem very scary, especially if you don’t understand the reason or the steps you should take to lower it.

You might ask yourself, ‘Should I wait for it to reduce itself or visit a nearby clinic?’ Right? Well, here’s your answer! 

Fever can occur when the body’s activity is abnormal, mostly due to an infection. If your body temperature is between 99.5 and 100.4 F, you or your loved one has a low-grade fever.  

However, if it increases from 102.4 to 105.8 F, you must seek urgent medical attention and visit a nearby clinic. Family Urgent Care has experienced healthcare providers ready to diagnose and provide effective treatment if your fever is above the normal range.

Common Symptoms Of Fever

Other than the increase in body temperature of more than 100.4 F, you might experience the most common symptoms of fever:

  •  Sweating
  •  Shivering
  •  Weakness
  •  Loss appetite
  •  Muscle Aches

What Are Some Causes of Fever?

Some common causes of Fever are:  

  • Infection
  • Side effects of medication
  • Virus
  • Bacteria
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When You Should Contact A Healthcare Professional?

Fever can also get better without the advice of a medical professional if it’s not too high, but it is better to seek help from a healthcare professional if your fever doesn’t decrease. The doctor will counsel you on monitoring your temperature at home and what medicines you should take. 

You can visit an urgent care clinic if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • If the body temperature increases to 100.4 F and is not decreasing.
  • If the temperature is more than 102.2 F for five days
  • If you experience any symptoms like chills, body aches, sweating, weakness or lack of energy.

Treatment For Fever At Family Urgent Care

Fever can be treated with over-the-counter medicines such as acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) drugs like ibuprofen and naproxen. Our healthcare providers will diagnose the cause of your fever and get you the right treatment plan to help you recover fast. 

How to Prevent Fever

  • Regularly wash your hands.
  • Avoid close contact with individuals who are sick.
  • If you are not feeling well, seek medical advice immediately.
  • Get enough rest. 
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

How Can Family Urgent Care Help You?

Feeling unwell and having a high-grade fever? Family Urgent Care can help. Our healthcare providers can address all your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan. 

We offer the convenience you need to get the care you deserve quickly and efficiently. Don’t let a fever slow you down. Get tested, treated and you’re on the road to recover quickly. Schedule your appointment or walk into Family Urgent Care today!

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