Getting a fever is one of the most common conditions. A fever itself is when you have a body temperature that is above the normal range. What’s normal for your body may be different than someone else’s; however, any individual who has a body temperature above 98.6 F (37 C) is considered to have a fever. In many cases, a fever below 100.4 F (38 C) is not considered significant until it exceeds that amount.
In itself, a fever is not considered an illness, but can be a symptom of another kind of illness. In some cases, fever treatment may not be necessary and the fever may actually be beneficial for your body to help fight off other infections. If your fever is higher than the average (higher than 100.4 F or 38 C), then you will want to find fever treatments.
You can give us a call at Banner Urgent Care at any time you are uncertain about your fever or want to find treatments for fever related pains and discomforts.
When stopping in to find treatments for fever related illnesses and symptoms, your doctor or healthcare professional may have you undergo a number of different tests to help determine the cause and severity of your fever or any related illnesses and conditions. In many cases, a fever is a symptom of another illness and it’s important to make sure that you are able to determine why you have a fever in the first place.
Treatment for Fever and More
Finding treatment for fever related discomforts can be determined with the help of healthcare professionals. If your fever was caused by a bacterial infection (like strep throat), then antibiotics may be prescribed in order to treat the fever.
As a fever itself is not particularly difficult to treat or severe in many cases, over-the-counter medicines may treat your fever. The most common OTCs used to treat fevers are Tylenol or other acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Young children and teens should not be taking aspirin and will need different remedies in order to help reduce a fever.
If you want to get rid of your fever, give us a call today at Banner Urgent Care and we will help you to find the best remedies and solutions to overcome your fever.