Infections & Fever Treatment Questions and Answers
If you have suffered a wound, do not let it go to an infection that may cause a fever. Here at AFC Urgent Care, we are here to help you. If you suspect you have an infection and a fever from your infection, walk-in to our clinic to see a professional today. We serve patients from Agoura Hills CA, Oak Park CA, Paramount Ranch CA, Calabasas CA, Westlake Village CA and Cornell CA.
Infections and fevers happen to the best of us. It is normally a sign that your body is trying to fight off an illness or infection. Infections are what cause most fevers: the fever is your body’s way of trying to kill the bacteria or virus that caused the infection. If you suspect you have a fever or infection, visit AFC Urgent Care at 5825 Kanan Road, Unit B, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. We are open Monday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and Saturday-Sunday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. New patients and existing patients can call us directly to book an appointment.
When do you need to go to urgent care for fever?
Children and adults experience fevers and they should always seek urgent care. For children, they need to see urgent care if they are irritable or vomiting repeatedly, have a fever that lasts more than three days, and they appear listless and have poor eye contact. You will want to ask your doctor for guidance in special circumstances, like with your child’s immune system or with a pre-existing illness. Adults need to go to urgent care if their temperature is 103 F (39.4 C), or higher. They also need to seek fast medical attention if they have any of the following symptoms that accompany a fever: skin rash, severe headache, sensitivity to bright light, mental confusion, stiff neck and pain when bending the head forward, persistent vomiting, chest pain or difficulty breathing, abdominal pain or pain when urinating, and seizures or convulsions.
How do I really know if I have an infection?
The signs and symptoms of an infection vary, depending on the location of the infection and the type of bacteria that is causing it. Here are the following signs and symptoms to be on the lookout for fever, headache, nausea or vomiting, feeling fatigued or tired, and swollen lymph nodes in the groin, neck, or armpits. When it comes to cuts, your skin is the first line of defense against infection. This means that breaks in your skin, like surgical incisions, scrapes, or cuts, may provide an entryway into the body for bacteria. Symptoms of an infected wound or cut include a fever, delayed wound healing, pus forming around or coming out from the wound, tenderness or pain around the site of the wound, redness in the area of the wound, especially if it spreads or forms a reddish streak, and swelling or warmth in the affected area.
Can an infection cause a fever?
Fevers are typically a sign of some sort of an infection, even illness. So, when you have a fever, it means your body is fighting off an infection, and symptoms include sweating, chills or shivering, weakness, irritability, headache, loss of appetite, and dehydration.
When should I go to an urgent care for an infection and fever vs. going to an emergency clinic?
Choosing where to turn to for care in a medical situation can be scary, so it’s important to know the facts. Going to urgent care is for those who have minor medical issues, and an emergency clinic is for more life-threatening situations. It is recommended that patients go to urgent care if the infection and fever is in its early stages with minor symptoms, and those with more serious conditions are recommended to go to an emergency clinic. Either way, if you have an infection and fever, call your local urgent care facility nearest you for the best advice. There are also a number of benefits of going to urgent care: you will usually see a doctor quicker; they generally cost less than emergency rooms; they are equipped with innovative technology; and most accept walk-ins.
AFC Urgent Care in Agoura Hills, CA, is here to help treat your infection or fever, so call us today: 424-355-9163. We are accepting new patients and walk-ins are certainly welcome. Your health matters to us, and we will help provide the best treatment with fast access to important medical services.