Headaches and fevers are some of the most common health-related conditions that people experience throughout their lifetime. Children and adults alike may have several headaches throughout the year and multiple fevers, depending upon their contact with health or environmental factors of infectious disease. Whenever patients feel like they are developing a fever or have mild to moderate headaches, they can get treatment fast at Instant Tele Care through an online visit.
Telemedicine appointments at Instant Tele Care connect patients directly with a medical provider. Our providers can then evaluate, diagnose, and administer initial treatment of your headache or fever through your smartphone or computer. All you need is an internet-connected device to begin telemedicine. If you have any additional questions about how telemedicine works, our provider team, and other services, please call us today if with additional questions you have.
Headache Overview and Treatment
A headache is any type of pain within any region of the head. Headaches are a very general term for any head-related pain, but certain conditions such as illnesses or injuries can directly cause a headache. Additionally, some patients may have neurological conditions or sensitivities that prompt moderate to severe headaches, like migraines.
The main causes of headache include sinusitis, dehydration, ear infections, chronic conditions, influenza, drug and alcohol use, dental issues, brain inflammation and neurological conditions like post concussion syndrome, stress, hunger, and changes in sleep. However, many patients can experience a headache from one or several causes. Since headaches are a symptom of many conditions, it may require the assistance of a provider to administer an effective treatment plan.
If you headaches are consistent, and grow in intensity, then please reach out to an Instant Tele Care provider right away.
Fever Overview and Treatment
A fever is when a patient has a temperature over 98.6: the healthy resting temperature of the human body. A patient’s temperature increases as they are fighting off intense fatigue, infection, or stress, which leads to a fever.
Fevers are most likely to be caused by seasonal illnesses like influenza and the common cold, but can also be triggered by external factors and other health conditions. A list of the most common causes of fever includes (per the Mayo Clinic):
- A virus
- A bacterial infection
- Heat exhaustion
- Certain inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis — inflammation of the lining of your joints (synovium)
- A malignant tumor
- Some medications, such as antibiotics and drugs used to treat high blood pressure or seizures
- Some immunizations, such as the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) or pneumococcal vaccine