Understanding Fever

Are you suddenly feeling flushed, hot, and having chills? You could have a fever. A fever happens when your body’s temperature suddenly rises. For most people, a fever is usually not a cause for concern. Fevers generally go away after a few hours or within a day. A normal body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C). 

Contact Doral Health and Wellness and talk to our primary care doctors if you need help managing your fever, or of a family member. They are the best doctors in Brooklyn, and they can help and work you with your condition. Doral Health and Wellness also has an urgent care facility that can provide you emergency medical assistance should you need one. 

The best way to measure your body temperature can be done using a thermometer that is inserted orally, rectally, or axillary (under your arm). It can also be measured using a special instrument inserted in your ear to read the temperature of your eardrum. 

Sometimes, having fever doesn’t necessarily mean that something is wrong with you. Your body’s temperature can change all throughout the day because of various reasons, including your activities and the emotions that you are feeling. Stress, excitement, and menstrual cycle are some of the factors that can raise your body’s temperature. 

However, you should also know when to worry about your fever. There are factors that should be considered: how long your fever lasts or the duration and if whether they come and go and how high your fever is.


When you have a fever, it can sometimes go with other conditions. Aside from having an elevated temperature, that goes beyond 100.4°F, you might have other symptoms that can include:

  • Shivering and feeling cold
  • Sweating
  • Showing signs of dehydration
  • Body aches and fatigue
  • Constant headache
  • Feeling flushed and having hot skin
  • Lacking energy and always seems to feel sleepy
  • Having a low appetite


When you have fever, it can be a result of almost all illnesses. Among the most common are:

  • Cough
  • Colds or flu
  • Bronchitis
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Strep throat
  • An infection, like chickenpox or pneumonia
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Some medications
  • Dehydration

Body temperature can vary from person to person. But most doctors consider a temperature of 100.4°F (38°C) to be a fever, however, it is different in children at 99.5°F (37.5°C). If you have mild fever, make sure that drink lots of fluids and get plenty of rest.

If your fever goes beyond 106°F (41.1°C) and does not come down ever after treatment has been administered, it could already be life-threatening, and you should already go to urgent care facilities or call 911.

Having a fever could also mean that your immune is fighting bacteria, virus, or an infection. A fever is not an illness but rather, a symptom. Your doctor may want to order out tests and laboratory to identify the cause of your fever and give you the right medications. 

Consult your doctor immediately if you have fever accompanied with:

  • Rashes
  • Lasting more than two days
  • Dehydration (if you have less urine than usual)
  • Seizures
  • Confusion and irritability

If you have mild fever, contact your primary doctor. But for emergency situations, you can visit us at Doral Health and Wellness Urgent Care. Our specialists provide urgent care for common illnesses and health problems. We also offer lab tests, diagnostics, physicals, and screening that will help identify your health concerns. You can visit our website https://www.urgentcareclinicbrooklyn.com or call us at 1-347-384-5690.

At Doral Health and Wellness, we have a family doctor that can help you manage your mild fever. For more information you can visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, 11212 or call us at 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://doralhw.org or contact us at info@doralhw.org if you have any queries. We have the best primary care doctor in Brooklyn to provide you the best comprehensive medical care and health care services.  

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