When to Seek Medical Treatment for Fever Symptoms in Norwich, CT
Having a fever isn’t typically cause for alarm. For most people, it simply means taking it easy for a few days until the fever breaks. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic, having a fever has taken on new meaning. That’s because fever is one of the most common symptoms of this virus. If your fever is accompanied by other common COVID-19 symptoms, such as dry cough, new loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, body aches, sore throat, or fatigue, you may want to get a COVID-19 test. PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwich, Connecticut, offers curbside COVID-19 testing for patients experiencing symptoms. Our facility is open seven days per week, and we simply ask that you first schedule a Virtual Visit so that your symptoms can be evaluated by one of our medical professionals before we register you for a test.
Other Reasons to Seek Fever Treatment
Of course, it’s more likely that your fever is due to another reason entirely. A fever is simply the body’s way of fighting infection. You’ll also want to seek professional medical attention for fever symptoms if:
- You have a fever above 103°F
- Your fever is accompanied by a rash, a stiff neck, sensitivity to bright light, persistent vomiting, abdominal pain, or confusion
- Your child has a temperature above 104°F or has had a temperature above 100.4°F for at least three days
Any children younger than two with a fever above 100.4°F should receive prompt medical attention, which we offer at PhysicianOne Urgent Care.
Visit Us Today
If you are experiencing fever symptoms and would like to be evaluated by a medical provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care, visit us today at our facility in Norwich. You can expedite your visit by checking in online or choosing our telemedicine option.