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A fever is a temporary rise in your normal average body temperature. If your temperature ranges from 100.0 F (37.8 C) to 100.4 F (38 C), you have a high temperature and may want to seek treatment.

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What causes a fever?

A fever can be a sign that your body is fighting an infection. Viral infections, like the flu and
common cold, and bacterial infections will often lead to fevers. Other times a fever may be the result of another condition like heatstroke.
If you have a fever, your body is doing its best to help you heal, but fever treatment is still vital to your wellbeing. A very high fever or body temperature should be treated as an emergency condition, and even moderate fevers can make you feel uncomfortable and are worth treating.

Symptoms of a Fever

The easiest way to know if you have a fever is by taking your temperature with a thermometer. A temperature of 100.0 F (37.8 C) or higher may require treatment.

Other symptoms of a fever can include:

• Chills and/or shivering
• Sweating
• Headache
• Lack of appetite
• Muscle aches
• Overall weakness

How will a WellNow medical provider treat my fever?

Our providers will work to find the underlying cause of your fever that triggered your body’s defenses. Depending on your fever’s cause, they will offer either a prescription for medication to help fight bacterial infection or advice on how to best manage your fever symptoms.

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When should you visit urgent care for fever treatment?

If you are experiencing a high temperature and are feeling uncomfortable along with any of the symptoms listed above, you may want to seek treatment. Check in online or walk in to a
WellNow location nearest you.

This medical information has been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Robert Biernbaum, Chief Medical Officer for WellNow Urgent Care.

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Illnesses and Symptoms We Treat

WellNow Urgent Care treats a variety of illnesses, infections and diseases along with their
associated symptoms. If you are feeling uncomfortable or unwell, our dedicated medical
team is prepared to deliver a personalized and tailored treatment plan to help you get
better, faster.

This list contains our most commonly treated illnesses and symptoms. If you are
experiencing an illness not listed or are unsure of the source of your discomfort, visit a
WellNow location near you
or start a virtual care session.

A - E

Abscesses and Cysts
Common Cold
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
COVID - 19
Ear Infections