Our urgent care providers are knowledgeable at assessing and treating fever in Novi MI and are looking forward to taking care of you. They can also determine when you need more advanced care with a specialist or at the emergency department. 

Fever

A fever is defined as an increase in body temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees. Fever occurs when the area of the brain called the hypothalamus shifts your normal body temperature upward. There are many causes of fever, which can include a virus, bacterial infection, inflammatory conditions, heat exhaustion, and some medications or immunizations. While fevers often go away on their own in adults within a few days, over-the-counter medications may be able to lower the fever to make you feel more comfortable in the meantime. 

Symptoms that can accompany fever:

  • Chills 
  • Sweating
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue 
  • Ear pain
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Painful urination
  • Abdominal pain
  • Skin infection 

Diagnosis: 

We have several tests that can help us figure out what is causing your fever. These include:

  • Chest x-ray
  • Rapid strep test
  • Rapid flu test
  • Rapid RSV test
  • Rapid mono test
  • Send out covid swab
  • Rapid urinalysis 

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor.  If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you!   PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.