Find Relief From Fever Discomfort at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk
A fever occurs when the body’s temperature exceeds its normal range. While this range can vary among individuals (and even in the same individual under different circumstances), the medical professionals at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk generally define a fever as any body temperature above 98.6 F. The best way to measure your body temperature is by using a thermometer that is inserted orally, rectally, under an arm, or into an ear.
Because a fever is not an illness in and of itself, it does not always require treatment. In fact, if you are otherwise healthy, a mild fever (lower than 101 F) may be a positive sign that your body is successfully fighting off an infection. However, an elevated body temperature can also be a symptom of several different health conditions, some of which are potentially serious.
If you have concerns about a fever or would like to receive treatment for any related discomfort, you are welcome to consult with the board-certified, UHealth – the University of Miami Health System physicians at UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk, and you don’t need an appointment to do so. We recommend seeking prompt medical attention for a fever that:
- Is 103 F or higher (a fever that exceeds 105 F is considered to be a life-threatening emergency; in this situation, you should call 911 or go directly to the nearest emergency room)
- Lasts longer than three days
- Is accompanied by a stiff neck, severe headache, sore throat, confusion, irritability, or vomiting
- Occurs in a child age six months or younger
Fever treatment can vary based on the underlying cause. For instance, your physician may prescribe an antibiotic medication to treat an associated bacterial infection. However, for a low-grade fever, your physician may not recommend any treatment at all, other than resting and drinking plenty of fluids (an elevated body temperature can cause fluid loss and lead to dehydration). You can enhance your comfort level at home by wearing lightweight clothing, keeping your indoor air temperature cool, covering yourself with a sheet instead of a blanket while sleeping, and avoiding physical activity, which can raise your body temperature even further.
For fast and compassionate fever treatment, come to UHealth Jackson Urgent Care – Country Walk. You’ll find us located in an easily accessible part of town with plenty of on-site parking, which will help you get in and out quickly. And, you can turn to us with confidence in knowing that we’ll provide an experience that is outstanding from not only a medical perspective, but a personal one as well.