Healthpointe Medical Southern California

First Aid and Emergency Care for Fever

A high fever or high temperature is not an illness by itself, but rather it is usually a symptom of an underlying condition such as an infection. Some common causes of fever can include:

  • Infections of the ear, lung, skin, throat, bladder, or kidney
  • Side effects of drugs
  • Vaccines
  • Blood clots
  • Autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

When should I seek medical attention for a fever?

  • For Children – seek immediate medical attention if:
    • You have an infant younger than 4 months old with a rectal temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or above
    • Your child has a fever above 104 degrees Fahrenheit
    • Your child looks very sick
    • Your child is drowsy or very fussy
    • Your child has a weakened immune system or other medical problems
    • Your child has a seizure
    • The fever is accompanied by other symptoms such as rash, sore throat, headache, stiff neck, or earache
  • For Adults – seek immediate medical attention if the person has:
    • A high fever that does not respond to fever-reducing medicine
    • A stiff neck, is confused, or has trouble staying awake
    • A severe cough, coughs up blood, or has trouble breathing
    • Severe stomach pain, vomits repeatedly, or has severe diarrhea
    • Been exposed to extremely hot weather and feels hot but is not sweating
    • Pain with urination, back pain, or shaking chills
    • Severe sore throat, severe swelling of the throat, or a persistent earache
    • A history of serious illness such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or AIDS
    • A high body temperature that lasts more than three days or gets worse

For more information about holistic medicine and the doctors at Healthpointe who can help you live your healthiest life, contact any of the Healthpointe clinics, such as the Anaheim clinic near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove. Or give us a call 719-888-8448.

About Healthpointe:

Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles county, Orange county, San Bernardino county and Riverside county). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including Corona, which is conveniently located near Norco, Home Gardens, Mira Loma, and Pedley. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit https://www.healthpointe.net/.

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