Mild Fevers

Mild Fevers

Treatment for Fevers

Increased body temperature is a sign that your body is working to fight off an infection, but fevers can be extremely uncomfortable. In adults, a fever is considered mild if your body temperature is between 100 and 103 degrees. For young children, a fever above 100.4 could be a sign of infection or other health problems.

In addition to increased body temperature, symptoms of a fever include:

  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Aches and pains in muscles
  • Feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Flushed skin

If you suspect that your child has a fever, take their oral, rectal, or auxiliary temperature immediately with a digital thermometer. Take note of any other symptoms they are experiencing, too.

Should I Treat a Mild Fever?

Handling a fever in an adult can be tricky – most mild fevers are actually a good thing. It is sometimes unwise to attempt to treat a mild fever, as this could halt your body’s fight against bacteria or viruses. However, visiting our center may be helpful as a medical professional will be able to determine if there is a larger problem requiring treatment.

You should visit us for a fever if:

  • You have had a fever for more than three days
  • Your temperature has reached 103°F
  • You have fainted or feel like you will faint
  • You are having chest pains

We know that a fever can be alarming, especially when it’s affecting someone you love. At Jupiter Medical Urgent Care Center, we accept walk-ins all day long.

Contact us to learn more about our locations in West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens.