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Infections & Fever Treatment Questions and Answers

If you have suffered a wound, do not let it lead to an infection that may cause a fever. If you suspect you have an infection and a fever from your infection, call us today to speak to one of our Specialists or book an appointment online. We serve patients from Memphis TN, Arlington TN, Atoka TN, Bartlett TN, Braden TN, Brighton TN and Burlison, TN.

Infections & Fever Treatment Questions and Answers

If it suddenly feels as though someone cranked up the thermostat, you may have a fever! Often, fevers occur as a result of an infection. At AFC Urgent Care in Memphis, Tennessee, we can provide expert treatment for both infections and fevers!

When should you go to urgent care for fever?

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 medication attention. Some of these signs include the following:

  • Diarrhea
  • 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
  • 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 AFC Urgent Care in Memphis, Tennessee

How do I know if I have an infection?

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:

  • Chills
  • 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
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • 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 board-certified physicians at AFC Urgent Care can evaluate your symptoms, determine the cause and nature of the infection, and provide expert treatment.

Can an infection cause a fever?

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 and of 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.

When should I go to an urgent care for an infection and fever vs. going to an emergency clinic?

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
  • Confusion
  • 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 AFC Urgent Care in Memphis, Tennessee


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