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Fever Treatment, Orange County, CA

Urgent Care for Recurring Fevers - Get Fast & Affordable Care!

Urgent Care for Recurring Fevers - Get Fast & Affordable Care!

A fever is defined by a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit ( °F) or higher. It’s one of the natural reactions of the immune system to an infection in your body.

Although a body temperature of 97.5 to 98.6°F is considered normal for most healthy adults, anything above 101 °F can signal activity by your immune system. In 3-month-old infants and younger, a rectal fever of 100.4°F can be concerning, while 102°F and above can be a problem for infants aged between 3 and 24 months old.

Fever isn’t always a cause for alarm, but it can make you or your child uncomfortable if it persists. Also, it can be a sign of danger if there’s a significant underlying illness or infection. For a fever that lasts more than a few days, the Family Care Centers urgent care specialists can perform a quick and thorough evaluation.

Visit one of our urgent care centers in Irvine, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa, open 7 days a week with or without an appointment, for immediate diagnosis and treatment.

Highlights of Our Fever Care

  • One-to-one patient-provider interaction
  • In-house labs for fast diagnosis and effective treatment
  • Open every day, including holidays
  • Friendly and compassionate on-board staff
  • Accept most insurance plans
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair transport
  • Online check-in to reduce wait times
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What Could Be Causing Your Fever?

Fevers occur when substances called pyrogens cause the brain to elevate the body temperature. These pyrogens can originate inside or outside the body due to a broad range of conditions.

Bacterial and viral infections are the most common causes of fever. Examples include:

  • Intestinal infections
  • Upper and lower respiratory infections
  • Skin infections
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

Autoimmune disorders that affect blood vessels, joints, and connective tissue can also cause a fever reaction. Examples include

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Lupus

Cancers can also activate the immune system, triggering a fever, such as

  • Kidney cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma

Fever can also occur as a side-effect of certain medications:

  • Certain antibiotics like penicillin
  • Sulfa drugs
  • Anesthetics
  • Antipsychotic medicines
  • Illicit drugs, such as cocaine and amphetamines

When Should You Visit Urgent Care for Fever?

Most people are able to tolerate a mild, brief fever without receiving medical care. Usually, the type and severity of symptoms determine the urgency to seek medical care for fever treatment.

We recommend an evaluation for any newborn or infant, particularly for a temperature of 100.4°F or above.

For older children with fever, we encourage an evaluation if your child experiences any of the following:

  • Fever that has lasted more than 3 days
  • Irritation
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Stomach ache

For adults, seek out urgent care for fever tests and medication at our facility if:

  • You have a fever of 100.4°F or higher that has lasted more than two to three days
  • You have a fever of 103°F or higher
  • Any unusual discomfort

However, you need immediate emergency room care if any of the following symptoms accompany your fever:

  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Mental confusion
  • Speech difficulty
  • Breathing difficulty

What to Expect with Our Urgent Care Approach for Your Fever

During your visit for fever care, our providers will:

  • Review your fever history
  • Perform a physical exam and check your vitals to determine the cause and severity of your fever
  • Consider performing on-site tests like urine or chest imaging
  • Prescribe appropriate medication, including antibiotics
  • Recommend helpful over-the-counter medication to control any inflammation and lower your body temperature

If you or your child has any intolerable fever symptoms, visit one of our urgent care clinics in Irvine, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa for prompt medical attention. Our board-certified clinicians will provide an accurate diagnosis, proper treatment, and medical advice to quickly address your symptoms.

Visit Our Urgent Care Clinic for Recurring Fevers

Looking for a well-equipped and convenient urgent care for your Recurring Fevers treatment? Visit us at FCCMG in Irvine Woodbridge, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa, CA, today.


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