Fever Symptoms & Treatment

Fever is often the body’s natural response to infection, however, there are instances when it may indicate a more serious health issue. If your fever persists for more than a few days or reaches 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, it is recommended that you consult a doctor for medical evaluation and treatment.

Additionally, individuals with weakened immune systems such as young children, elderly over the age of 65, or individuals with underlying health conditions, are at higher risk for severe illness. If you or a loved one falls within this group, you may want to consult with a physician for low-grade fevers as well.

Common fever symptoms include:

  • Feeling hot or sweaty
  • Flushed or red face
  • Chills and/or shaking
  • Night sweats

Fever Treatment Online or In Person

When it comes to managing your fever, NGPG offers tailored treatment options to suit your needs. Virtual visits are available for convenient care from the comfort of your home. For those who prefer a more traditional approach, in-person appointments offer on-site testing and diagnostics with a physician face-to-face.

Emergency or After-Hours Care

If you require immediate medical attention, visit the Emergency Departments at one of Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s five hospital campuses available in Gainesville, Braselton, Winder, Dahlonega, and Demorest.  Each Emergency department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

When To Go To the ER for High Fever

If you experience any of the following symptoms in addition to your fever, you should go directly to the emergency room:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Confusion
  • Severe headache
  • Chest pain
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Seizure
  • Stiff neck

Get Help for Your Fever with NGPG

The physicians at Northeast Georgia Physicians Group are dedicated to providing high-quality medical care for individuals experiencing fever and related symptoms. By choosing NGPG for your healthcare needs, you can receive prompt and comprehensive treatment to address your fever and underlying causes.