Treatment for Fever
- If your body temperature is 100.5 or above, then you have a fever.
- If you have a sore throat, dry cough, muscle aches or headaches, or general fatigue, then you may also have a fever.
- Nausea, diarrhea and vomiting and weight loss may accompany a fever.
- If you are having chills, you likely have a fever.
It is important to remember that a fever is usually a symptom of an infection, and to monitor your symptoms very carefully.
Who is at risk?
- If you are suffering from any kind of infection, fever is usually the most common symptom
- If you are taking certain medications, your risk of fever may be higher
- People suffering from heat exhaustion
- People with cancer
- People with autoimmune diseases
Fever in children requires different treatment than in adults; contact your child’s physician for more information.
Emergency Warning Signs: When should I see a doctor?
- If your fever lasts for over a week, seek medical attention
- If you have lost weight unintentionally
- If your fever comes and goes and/or stays considerably high
- If you have recently started taking a new medicine
- If you have been exposed to high temperatures and are not sweating (this is a sign of heatstroke)
If you have any symptoms of infection that have lasted more than a few days, see your doctor right away.
If your child has anything more than a low-grade fever that can be treated with cold medicine, seek medical attention immediately, as the fever may be a symptom of a serious infection.
Treatment is available now at Well-Key Urgent Care.
For more information on fevers, see the following websites:
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