Fever Symptoms Evaluated at Our Enfield, CT, Urgent Care Center
A fever is an elevation of normal body temperature, typically above 100.4°F. A low-grade fever is a temperature between 100.4°F and 102.2°F, while a high fever is anything above 102.2°F. A high fever can be a sign of a serious infection. Therefore, you’ll want to seek professional fever treatment if you’re experiencing a high fever that lasts longer than three days, doesn’t respond to fever-reducing medication, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as sensitivity to light, a rash, a severe headache, or a stiff neck. PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Enfield, Connecticut, offers prompt treatment for fever symptoms in patients of all ages.
Treating a Fever
When you visit our urgent care center for fever treatment, you’ll be seen by an experienced provider who will take your temperature, learn about any additional symptoms you’re experiencing, and discuss your medical history. Your provider may recommend a diagnostic test to determine the underlying cause of your fever symptoms. For example, if you are diagnosed with strep throat or a UTI, we may prescribe antibiotics that will take care of the underlying infection and ease your fever symptoms. We have an on-site lab that provides prompt results for our diagnostic tests, allowing us to diagnose patients quickly and develop appropriate treatment plans for their needs.
Do You Need a COVID-19 Test?
PhysicianOne Urgent Care offers COVID-19 testing for patients with fever symptoms. If your fever is accompanied by some of the most common COVID-19 symptoms, such as a dry cough, a new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, or a sore throat, you may want to receive a COVID-19 test to ensure you have not contracted the virus. Learn more about the COVID-19 testing we offer by clicking here.
Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care if you need prompt fever treatment for yourself or your child. We are open seven days per week and have extended evening hours for your convenience. Walk right in or schedule a Virtual Visit today!