What is a fever?
A fever is a high body temperature, and is usually a sign that something out of the ordinary is going on in your body. However, the degree of fever may not be indicative of the seriousness of the illness; a minor illness such as a cold may bring on a fever, while a serious infection may cause little or no fever.
Children tend to have higher fevers than adults. For an adult a fever may be uncomfortable but usually isn't dangerous unless it reaches 103° F. For young children and infants, a slightly elevated temperature may indicate a serious infection.
What is the treatment for a fever?
Visit Healthcare Clinic at select Walgreens for a personal evaluation to determine the course of treatment right for you, based on the length of time you have had the fever, your temperature and other symptoms. Treatment will be based on identifying the cause for the fever. Over the counter medications such as acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g. Advil, Motrin) may be recommended. Patients should drink plenty of fluids and get adequate rest.
This treatment is available at Healthcare Clinic locations for patients 18 months and older.
If you believe you have a medical emergency, please call 911.