The normal temperature for a human is maintained at 98.6?F but can fluctuate due to physical activity throughout the day. A Fever is defined as a before-noon temperature of more than 98.9?F or an after-noon temperature of more than 99.9?F.
Fever is an elevation in normal body temperature that occurs in connection with a raised hypothalamic set point.
Causes of fever include (but are not limited to):
- Infection of the throat
- Urinary Tract Infections
A Fever can be diagnosed using a thermometer that is typically placed under the tongue or ear. Fevers may be brought down using such as acetaminophen, Aspirin and other drugs like ibuprofen and diclofenac.
If you feel as though you are suffering from a fever, stop by AFC Natick today. We will help diagnose your symptoms and give you the proper treatments and medical advice.
We are conveniently located at 945 Worcester Street in Natick, and we are open 7 days a week with extended hours! No appointment is ever necessary, so you can walk in anytime or you can reserve your spot online!
Call us at 508-650-6208 for any more information on fever-like symptoms or other types of illnesses/injuries we treat!