Infections and Fever Treatment Clinic Q&A
If you have suffered a wound, do not let it lead to an infection. If you suspect you have an infection or a fever due to your infection, contact us today to speak to one of our doctors at Priority Urgent Care. We have convenient locations to serve you in Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford CT and Newington CT.
Table of Contents:
When should you go to urgent care for fever?
How do I know if I have an infection?
Can an infection cause a fever?
When should I go to an urgent care for an infection and fever vs. going to an emergency room?
If it suddenly feels as though the temperature has changed drastically you may have a fever! Often, fevers occur as a result of an infection. At Priority Urgent Care in Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford CT and Newington CT, we can provide expert treatment for both infections and fevers!
Since fevers are a relatively common occurrence, it can be challenging to know whether you should seek medical attention or not when you come down with one! That said, there are some important signs to pay attention to if you have a fever that warrants medical attention. Some of these signs include the following:
• Ear pain
• Fever that does not break, continues to worsen or lasts longer than three days
• Infected wound
• Nausea and vomiting
• Severe headache
• Sore throat
• The temperature rises above 102 degrees Fahrenheit
• Unusual skin rash
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms along with your fever, our medical experts would be happy to provide first-rate treatment to you at Priority Urgent Care.
If you have an infection, there is a broad range of possible symptoms that you might experience depending on where the infection occurs and what causes it. With that in mind, you may have an infection if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
• Coughing and sneezing
• Cut or wound with red streaks running away from it toward the heart
• Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
• Discharge or pus from a cut or wound
• Muscle aches and pains
• Redness, swelling, tenderness, or warmth around a cut or wound
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Upset stomach
If you are concerned that you have an infection or are experiencing any of the above symptoms, our experienced physicians at Priority Urgent Care can evaluate your symptoms, determine the cause and nature of the infection, and provide expert treatment.
If you have a fever, it is likely caused by an infection. While it is natural to think of a fever as a problem in on itself, fevers are typically a sign that your body is fighting off an infection. When harmful bacteria or viruses enter your immune system, your body responds by raising its internal temperature, as most bacterial and viral infections have difficulty surviving at higher-than-normal body temperatures.
If you are unsure of whether you should go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room to receive medical attention for a fever, the key consideration to make is if you are exhibiting potentially life-threatening complications with your fever. If not, then an urgent clinic is your best option. However, if you are experiencing potentially life-threatening complications with your fever, you should immediately go to your nearest emergency room. Specifically, if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms with your fever, you should go to an emergency room:
• Chest pain
• Muscle stiffness
• Persistent vomiting
• Shortness of breath
• Unusual sensitivity to light
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms along with your fever, our medical experts would be happy to provide first-rate treatment to you at Priority Urgent Care. We look forward to your visit here at Priority Urgent Care! We serve patients from Ellington CT, Unionville CT, East Haven CT, Cromwell CT, Oxford CT, Newington CT, East Windsor CT, Somers CT, Burlington CT, Canton CT, Branford CT, New Haven CT, Middletown CT, Rocky Hill CT Seymour CT, Middlebury CT, Hartford CT, Addison CT, and BEYOND!
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