Are You Feeling Feverish & Miserable? Receive Fever Treatment in Norwalk, CT
Something’s not right. You’re feeling unusually warm and maybe a little “off”—what is considered a fever? From a clinical standpoint, most experts consider a body temperature higher than 100.4°F to be a true fever. However, that’s based on a normal body temperature, which is commonly benchmarked at 98.6°F but can vary among individuals.
While it’s important to use a thermometer to check your body temperature if you aren’t feeling well—especially in the age of COVID-19—that’s not the only way to assess fever. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwalk, Connecticut, we encourage our patients to rely less on the number they see on a thermometer and more on how they feel in general.
Pay Attention to Subtle Clues
On its own, a borderline number on a thermometer is not very telling. The fact is, most people know all too well what it feels like to be on the verge of coming down with the common cold or another respiratory virus. For you, it may begin with a scratchy throat, a nagging cough, or an all-over achiness. It’s always essential to be in tune with how you’re feeling—especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic—and to seek medical attention if you suspect you are ill. Likewise, you should familiarize yourself with some of the hallmark signs of COVID-19, such as mild fever accompanied by a loss of taste or smell.
If you’re concerned about a fever, you can request a Virtual Visit with an experienced provider at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. We’ll get to the bottom of whatever is ailing you. Perhaps it’s nothing more than a run-of-the-mill cold, in which case your fever should run its course within a few days. Or, if we think COVID-19 testing is appropriate, we’ll explain how to arrange to receive a drive-up nasal swab test at our urgent care center. In any case, we’ll do our best to help you get well and be well.
To learn more about fever treatment, contact PhysicianOne Urgent Care in Norwalk today.