When & Where to Receive Fever Treatment in Manhattan
Do you have a fever? A temporary increase in your body temperature—which normally hovers around 98.6°F—is most likely a sign that your immune system is working hard to fight off a bacterial or viral infection, such as the common cold or flu. Along with your fever, you might feel weak, tired, and achy all over.
Unless your body temperature exceeds 103°F, your fever is probably nothing to worry about. As you recover from your illness, you should try to rest comfortably at home and drink plenty of cold water. Your fever will probably break within a few hours, but if it doesn’t—or if you’re feeling very uncomfortable—you should see a medical provider for fever treatment.
Let’s Find Out What’s Causing Your Fever
You can come to MedRite Urgent Care in Manhattan for fever treatment any day of the week—including weekends—without an appointment. At our walk-in clinic, you will be promptly seen by a licensed medical professional who will ask about your medical history and symptoms, perform a physical exam, and possibly order a blood test or chest X-ray, which we can perform on the spot.
After determining the cause of your fever, we can discuss your next steps. For instance, if we diagnose you with a bacterial infection, your fever treatment may include a course of antibiotics to help clear it up (antibiotic medications are ineffective for treating viral infections).
Could Your Fever Be a Symptom of COVID-19?
As you probably know, a low-grade fever is a common symptom of COVID-19. If you develop a fever and you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you might want to consider being tested at MedRite. We offer COVID-19 testing every day on a first-come, first-served basis, but you can expedite your visit if you register online before you come in.
The MedRite team stands ready to provide fever treatment and meet all of your other non-emergency health care needs. Stop by one of our locations in Manhattan, or contact us today for more information.