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If you are having a fever and have not been diagnosed with a fever yet, then you are probably wondering how to go about getting a fever diagnosis and treatment. Fever can be caused by many different things, but the most common causes of fever are viral infections such as colds and flu, parasites, food allergies, and stress. Many of these things can be treated and can cause you to feel better in the meantime. There are other things that may also cause you to have a fever but are not considered a disease, but still need to be addressed.
When you first visit your doctor, he or she may ask you to come in to do an exam. The purpose of this exam is to determine whether you are having a fever because of some type of infection, a symptom, or a disease. If your doctor determines that you do have a fever, then he or she will recommend that you get an over-the-counter fever medication or to go see your doctor.
Once you get to the doctor’s office, you will usually be given a prescription for a fever medication. These medicines will work to make you feel better and help the doctor to determine which course of action you should take next. Depending on the doctor and the symptoms, you may be given different courses of action. It is a good idea to discuss your fever symptoms with your doctor before deciding what course of action you want to take. Sometimes, you may have to take a course of medication for a while or be given a prescription for something stronger.
Your doctor may recommend that you go to the emergency room if your fever is too high and if you do not know what to do. If your fever is severe and lasts more than two days, then you may have a fever attack and in this case, you may be given antibiotics to treat your fever. You may also be given an antiviral medication to treat your fever if your doctor suspects a viral infection, as well. This may include a pill that you take throughout the day, or you may be given an injection that you have to take before you go to sleep at night.
Many times, antibiotics will clear up the symptoms of the virus but will not stop the virus from causing you long-term complications. You may need to take another course of antibiotics or be given some form of treatment to keep it from coming back.
Other people who have a fever for long periods of time may need treatment to relieve their symptoms. For example, if you have a fever for several months at a time, and cannot take an over-the-counter medication because you are having difficulty sleeping, then you may need to talk to your doctor about getting an intravenous drip that will help you sleep through the night. The doctors may be able to give you some medication to help you sleep during the day, as well, so that you can have better control over your fever attacks.
For some people, they may need treatment that involves surgery. In most cases, if you have a fever and have some underlying medical problem, then surgery will not be necessary, however, if you are just having trouble dealing with your symptoms, then surgery may be necessary. For example, if you have had a heart attack, you may be able to get an intravenous or oral catheter to bring blood pressure down. It is important to know that even if your doctor suggests that you have surgery, that you should always consult your doctor first, and not to wait until the worst-case scenario has occurred.
If your fever seems to come back again, it is important to find out what is causing it, and find out what the right course of action is to treat it. Even if it is only a fever, that does not mean that it will not affect your quality of life, so make sure that you seek treatment.