Fever Doctors Bensonhurst

Fevers can be caused by many things. While there may not be a problem with most cases of fever, there are certain times when you should see fever doctors Bensonhurst. Watching the symptoms will help you know if seeing a doctor is necessary.

Causes of Fever

There are several causes of fever and some of them are serious. Generally, having a fever is not something you want to ignore. Your body is trying to tell you something. Fevers may be caused by the following:

  • Too much exposure to the sun – sunburn
  • Dehydration
  • Heatstroke – too much exposure to high temperatures
  • Infections caused by illnesses – chickenpox, flu, strep throat, pneumonia
  • Side effects of some medications
  • Drug or alcohol abuse.

Symptoms of a Fever

A fever is not an illness. When a fever becomes high, it is important to treat it, but remember that there is also an underlying cause. This will need to be discovered before it can be treated.

As a fever becomes higher, there will be more symptoms. Most people can function with a slight fever, and may not even be aware of it. Generally, a fever may bring chills and make it more difficult to concentrate.

Children will be affected the most by fevers. They will often become fussy, lethargic, and not want to eat much. They may also have:

  • An earache
  • A sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Coughing
  • Sleepiness


In order to get to the root of the cause of a fever, the fever doctors Bensonhurst at Quality First Urgent Care will need to run some diagnostic tests. Our lab facility is government approved and hospital grade. We can run many diagnostic tests on-site and get results back quickly.

We also have many types of scanning equipment on-site, including ultrasound, digital x-ray, CT scan, and an MRI. While they are not always needed, we have them ready if they are needed for further diagnosis.

Several diseases may also cause a fever. They include:

  • Infection (ear, bladder, kidney, lung)
  • Malaria (can cause recurring fever)
  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Valley fever
  • And more

Testing will need to be conducted to help determine the cause. Sometimes the cause may not be discovered. It is also possible that a fever may continue for days on end.


Once the cause of the fever is known, treatment can begin. It will vary with different causes. Over-the-counter drugs are often used to bring the fever down. They may include acetaminophen, naproxen, and ibuprofen. Children and teens should not take aspirin.

When to See a Doctor

A fever is the body’s natural way of fighting some kind of infection. A fever can become serious, and when it does, you or your child needs to see a doctor right away. See a doctor when a fever is accompanied by:

  • A sore throat with a headache that lasts more than 48 hours
  • An earache
  • Night sweats with swollen lymph glands
  • Vomiting (or diarrhea) that lasts more than 12 hours
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Seizures
  • When body temperature remains at 103 degrees or above in spite of medication and other attempts to cool the body down.

Quality First Urgent Care has fever doctors Bensonhurst that can see you quickly. We are located in Brooklyn, NY and are open until 11:00 pm every night and accept most health insurance plans.


Fever Doctors Bensonhurst

6010 Bay Parkway, 9th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11204

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