Medical Treatment for Fever Symptoms in West Hartford, CT
Having a fever is a miserable experience. Between not being able to get comfortable—feeling hot and sweaty, then shivering from cold, and back again—and dealing with intense fatigue, muscle pain, and weakness, it’s nobody’s idea of a good time. Luckily, for most people, a fever doesn’t last very long. Within a few days, you should be back to normal, or close to it. Plus, a fever generally means that your immune system is functioning as it should. A fever occurs when the immune system begins to make more white blood cells to fight an infection, which triggers the brain to heat up and results in fever symptoms.
What Is Considered a Fever?
A fever is any rise in normal body temperature. Most medical experts agree that a low-grade fever is anything over 100.4°F and a high-grade fever is anything over 103°F. A low-grade fever can usually be treated at home by resting, drinking fluids, and taking fever-reducing medication. A high-grade fever could indicate an underlying illness, such as a bacterial infection, that requires medical attention. At PhysicianOne Urgent Care in West Hartford, Connecticut, we offer fever treatment seven days per week and we can see you without an appointment! You’ll be seen by a skilled medical provider who will offer individualized, compassionate care. If the provider you see recommends lab testing to diagnose an underlying medical condition, we can take care of that testing right in our urgent care center for your convenience.
Stop by Today!
PhysicianOne Urgent Care is here to help with the fever symptoms you’re experiencing. Stop by our facility today for prompt care. We are located at 21 North Main Street in West Hartford. If you’re worried that your fever symptoms may be due to COVID-19, we offer curbside testing. To learn more, please click here.