When to Go to Urgent Care for Fever
Feb 12, 2020
When to Go to Urgent Care for Fever: Our Guide
You’re feeling down. You’re feeling sick. You feel heady. You feel as though you’re sweating, yet you’re cold. Well, we hate to say it, but you’re most likely experiencing a fever due to your body attempting to kill a virus or bacteria residing within. The virus/bacteria tends to do quite well when it’s at a comfortable 98.6F, yet when you bump up the temperature within your body to a 99F-100F fever, your immune system is able to kick in and the virus /bacteria will most likely not be able to survive. This is your body’s natural way of eliminating hazards within your system, yet what if the fever becomes too high for your own good? Well, we’re glad you asked. We at Remedy are able to recommend treatment for your fever via our excellent telemedicine platform and allow you to be seen by a highly qualified medical professional within just a few minutes. Read on to discover more of what you can expect with your fever and how we’ll be able to successfully resolve your condition.
A low-grade fever consists of temperatures ranging from 100.5F-102.1F. This is relatively mild nad there isn’t much to worry about as long as it stays within this range. The best thing you can do at this point is stay hydrated, use some cold compresses on your forehead, neck, and wrists, and wait it out. Be sure to contact or visit your local emergency services if it progresses to a higher temperature rapidly.
A mid-grade fever consists of temperatures ranging from 102.2F-104F. These temperatures require immediate medical attention as they may increase to an extremely dangerous level. Be sure to consistently take your temperature with an accurate and fully-charged thermometer every thirty minutes to ensure you’re either maintaining a low-grade fever or progressively decreasing your temperature and returning to the standard 98.6F.
A high-grade fever consists of temperatures ranging from 104F-106.1F. This level of fever can cause permanent damage to the brain and other vital organs and it may possibly cause death. This type of fever is very serious and you should be under medical care whilst being monitored for improvements. The best thing to do at this point is call 911 or have a family member or friend immediately transport you to your nearest hospital.
Choosing Remedy for Your Urgent Care Needs
As mentioned above, we’re the experts in telemedicine throughout Texas and California, yet sometimes you may need additional assistance with your fever condition. If you’re feeling under the weather with a mild or low-grade fever, be sure to contact us using the button below and you’ll be seen by a highly-trained medical professional within just a few minutes, all from the comfort of your own home. We look forward to hearing from you soon!