Infections and Fever Treatment Clinic

Infections and Fever Treatment Clinic in Boca Raton, FL

If you suspect you have an infection and a fever from your infection, walk-in to our clinic at Boca Medical Care to see a professional today or simply call us today or book an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 9250 Glades Rd #110. Boca Raton, FL 33434.

Infections and Fever Treatment Clinic Near Me in Boca Raton, FL
Infections and Fever Treatment Clinic Near Me in Boca Raton, FL

Table of Contents:

When should you go to urgent care for a fever?
How do I know if I have an infection?
Can an infection cause a fever?
When should I go to an urgent care for infection and fever vs. going to an emergency clinic?

Infections are a common ailment when an open wound has been sustained, whether it is from a cut, burn, or abrasion. If left untreated, an infection can spread to other parts of the body and compromise other systems. If a fever is experienced alongside an infection, seek medical attention immediately.

When should you go to urgent care for a fever?


If your child is experiencing a high fever (over 102ºF) for two days or more, or if any of these symptoms accompany a fever, seek medical attention immediately:

• Abdominal pain
• Cannot keep fluids down
• Difficulty breathing or swallowing
• Does not look well
• Does not urinate
• Experiences burning while urinating
• Not eating
• Rash
• Stiff neck

For fever in adults, seek medical care right away if they are experiencing a fever that lasts longer than two days, or if the fever is accompanied by any of these symptoms:

• A headache pain you’ve never felt before
• Abdominal pain
• Burning during urination
• Difficulty breathing or swallowing
• If you may have a compromised immune system
• If you have recently had chemotherapy

How do I know if I have an infection?


Infection can develop in any type of wound. Wounds can be surgical and made during an operation, or caused by an injury or trauma. Traumatic wounds could be a result of accidents, falls, bites, fights, or weapons. They may be cuts, abrasions, lacerations, or grazes. Developing an infection is more likely in certain types of wounds. Wound infections can be prevented. An infected wound may:

• Become more painful, instead of gradually improving.
• Look red around the skin edges, which may feel warm or hot.
• Look swollen.
• Ooze a yellow material (pus) which may have a foul odor.
• If the infection continues to spread, the redness will develop to more areas of the skin. You may feel a general state of illness or unease (malaise), with a temperature and aches and pains.

Can an infection cause a fever?


Yes, infections are one of the primary causes of fevers. When your body is fighting off an infection caused by a virus or bacteria, the body temperature is raised and this manifests as a fever. Common infections that cause fevers include influenza, meningitis, encephalitis, and sinus infections.

When should I go to an urgent care for infection and fever vs. going to an emergency clinic?


While urgent care clinics are great healthcare facilities to receive a broad range of care, they are not designed to handle emergency situations. These cases are better handled at a hospital emergency room. In the case of an infection and a high fever, this can quickly lead to a serious situation and should be handled as such. When an infection causes a high fever (over 102ºF), especially in children, it is imperative to visit the ER, as an urgent care facility is not equipped for medical emergencies. If you or someone you know has a fever or an infection, come to Boca Medical Care for treatment today. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in treating infections and fevers and can help you get on the path to wellness today. For more information on our fever and infections treatment, call us or schedule an appointment, or visit our clinic conveniently located at 9250 Glades Rd #100 Boca Raton, FL. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Boca Raton FL, Deerfield Beach FL, Pompano Beach FL, Coral Springs FL, Delray Beach FL, Parkland FL, Boynton Beach FL, and Fort Lauderdale FL.