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When to call a doctor for high fever


Home Doctor for high temperature in Fuengirola

High temperatures, also known as "fevers" can have multiple causes. However, the most common cause of a fever is an infection. The good news is that most infections tend to disappear on their own. There are instances, however, when you should be concerned about having a fever. This article will help you to understand what a fever is and when you need to contact our home doctor for high temperature in Fuengirola.

A fever: The signs and symptoms


Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • A feeling of weakness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Fast heart rate
  • Loss of appetite
  • Moderate to mild headaches
  • Skin flushing
  • Shivering

 Did you know that if you have a fever its a sign that your body is fighting an infection or illness?

When is a High Temperature a Fever?

Some fevers range from 37.7C to 38.3C.
If an adult has a fever of 38.8C it is considered a little high. If a small child has a fever like this you will need to get medical help.

A high fever is one that ranges from 39.4c to 40C

A fever that could be considered dangerous is one that ranges from 40C and up to 41.5C or even higher.

If you have a high fever or you think you might you should call our home doctor for high temperature in Fuengirola.

If your fever is very high but it lasts more than 4 to 7 days you should get medical help. Any fever that is high no matter how long it persists should be checked out by a doctor.

When you should be worried about a fever

You should call our home doctor for high temperature in Fuengirola straight away if you have:

  • A child who is younger than 6 months old
  • A child has a fever from more than 24 hours
  • A fever that lasts longer than 2 days
  • A fever that stays at more than 39.5 ° C for 2 hours even though you've treated it at home
  • A rash that accompanies the fever
  • A stiff neck along with a fever
  • Dehydration (no tears, sunken eyes, very little urine)
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Photophobia (irritation to light)
  • Seizures

If you have a fever that is more than 40.5 ° C and it does not drop you need to call for help immediately. Call our  home doctor for high temperature in Fuengirola right away.