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Fevers & Chills Treated at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Phoenixville, PA

Fevers & Chills Treated at Urgent Care & Walk-In Clinic in Phoenixville, PA

What's Causing My Fever?

A fever, often accompanied with chills, isn't one specific illness, it's a common symptom of many different infections. Fevers are defined by an abnormal rise in the body's temperature, which is sustained over an increased period of time. There's no set-in-stone temperature that serves as a benchmark.

The body's standard temperature is 98.6°, and most people agree 100° is a general low-grade fever. However, a healthy adult body may reach 100° throughout the course of the day through normal activities such as exercise and taking their prescribed medication. If a person's temperature is over 100° for an extended period of time, though, they should consult a physician as it could indicate a more serious illness is at work.

Essentially, the body's regulation of temperature is one of its many natural defense mechanisms, geared to keep the body working at a healthy rate. Fevers also allow us to know when we're sick, as it alerts us and lets us know when it's time to do something about it.

There are a number of illnesses that cause fevers. A rise in temperature could be something as innocuous as just exercise or even a harmless reaction to different foods or drinks. The following though, may result in actual fevers, which are sustained over long periods of time:

  • Reaction to vaccinations
  • Infections in the bladder, kidney, lung, throat or on the skin
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Blood clots
  • Cancers
  • Skin inflammations
  • Reaction to drugs
  • Metabolic disorders

When Should I Call a Doctor?

Just because a fever may be the result of something serious - such as a viral infection or perhaps even an immunological disease - it's best to at least consult a physician. Early diagnosis is the first step in fighting a potentially life-threatening illness.

Our board-certified physicians at AFC Urgent Care Phoenixville Urgent Care are available to treat patients of all ages 7 days a week. No appointment or referral is needed. We can diagnose what it is that is causing your fever, and then - if necessary - we can prescribe medications to treat it.

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Phoenixville, PA 19460

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AFC Urgent Care FAQs

  • When should I choose urgent care?

    If you’re dealing with a pressing, non-life-threatening medical issue and don’t want to see a doctor, urgent care could be for you. AFC walk-in clinics are able to see patients dealing with allergic reactions, broken bones, colds and flus, and much more.

  • Do I need insurance to visit AFC?

    Urgent care is for medical conditions that require prompt attention but do not pose an immediate threat to your health or life. Here is a simple rule of thumb: if your medical issues(s) are life threatening, call 911, or go directly to a hospital emergency room. If not, an urgent care center such as AFC is an excellent alternative.

  • How long will my visit take?

    The main advantage of choosing AFC is our short wait times – often under 15 minutes. The total length of your visit will depend on what you’re being seen for, but many patients can be in and out of our clinics in around 30 minutes.

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