Fever Specialist

Alamo City Urgent Care

Urgent Care located in San Antonio, TX

A fever can be an uncomfortable, frightening, and cause for serious concern. At Alamo City Urgent Care, LLC in San Antonio, Texas, the experienced medical staff quickly assesses your fever and starts you on a treatment course to address the problem. You can always call to book an appointment, but walk-in visits are also an option. If you have a fever that isn’t improving with self-care, come in to receive a thorough medical assessment and treatment path.

Fever Q & A

Alamo City Urgent Care

What’s a fever?

A fever is an elevation in your normal body temperature, which is 98.6 degrees or within a one-degree variation on either side. A fever isn’t considered a medical issue until it reaches 100.4 degrees or higher in adults. For kids, anything over 104 degrees should be assessed by a physician at Alamo City Urgent Care, LLC.  

Fever is a sign your body is working properly. When you encounter a bacterial or viral infection, your body responds by increasing your internal temperature to kill the invading germs.

What are some common fever symptoms?

A sensation of being hotter than normal is one of the primary symptoms of a fever, but you might also experience one or more of the following:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Loss of appetite
  • A sense of general weakness
  • Irritability

If you notice these symptoms, walk into Alamo City Urgent Care, LLC for a medical evaluation right away. The medical team offers efficient screening and treatment, helping you get back on your feet as swiftly as possible.  

What causes a fever?

Common infections cause most cases of fever, but many other factors can cause your temperature to increase too:

  • Inflammation
  • Vaccines
  • Certain medications
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Illegal drugs
  • Hormone disorders

If you suffer from frequent fevers, mention this during your urgent care appointment, because you may require additional screening to determine the cause.

How is a fever treated?

Your treatment might begin with a medication like an acetaminophen, naproxen, or ibuprofen, and it’s critical to follow the recommended dosing range to avoid side effects. Aspirin is also effective in adults, but kids and teens should not take aspirin if they have a viral infection due to the risk of developing Reye’s syndrome.

Treatment for a fever also includes addressing common complications like dehydration; thus, Intravenous fluids may be introduced to hydrate your body quickly. As a fever can make keeping fluids down difficult, IV hydration is an excellent option.

In addition to these treatment efforts, your urgent care professional focuses on determining the cause of your fever and treating that condition. Don’t delay treatment for a fever; call or walk into Alamo City Urgent Care, LLC to find relief in a fast and convenient manner.