Fever Symptoms

When Is Fever Treatment Needed? Answers for Patients in Ridgefield, CT

Fever Ridgefield CT

Your normal body temperature is probably somewhere around 98.6°F. So, what is considered a fever? A mild-to-moderate fever is generally defined as a body temperature between 100.4°F and 102.2°F. If this is the case, you probably don’t need treatment. Instead, you should simply rest at home, stay well-hydrated, and embrace your fever! After all, it’s an indication that your body’s immune system is doing what it’s supposed to do: working hard to fight off a virus or bacteria.

Of course, a fever can be concerning. Aside from how miserable it may make you feel—with chills, sweating, headache, body aches, and fatigue bringing you down—it could be a sign that a serious illness is developing. So, it’s important to pay close attention to fever and respond appropriately. For instance, if your fever is higher than 102.2°F, lasts for more than two days, or is making you feel very uncomfortable, you should touch base with a medical provider, just to be safe. The team at PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is ready to help.

Fever in the Age of Coronavirus

If you think you’ve been around someone who has a confirmed case of COVID1-19 and you experience a fever of any grade—low, moderate, or high—we suggest that you request a Virtual Visit with an experienced provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. And even if you don’t have a thermometer handy to check your body temperature, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. In our experience, most people are pretty good at recognizing a fever based on how they feel—overly warm and unwell.

During your remote consultation, we’ll evaluate your symptoms, answer your questions, and suggest a game plan to help you feel better—while you remain safe and comfortable at home. We’ll also let you know if we think you should come to our urgent care center for a COVID-19 test, which involves a nasal swab that you can receive without leaving your vehicle.

The PhysicianOne Urgent Care team is standing by in Ridgefield, ready to meet all of your non-emergency health care needs. Contact us today to learn more.

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