Fever Treatment

Maple connects you to all the care you need to get fever treatment in minutes. We have the largest network of Canadian doctors treating common medical conditions online, including fevers and high temperatures.

Online medical diagnosis and treatment for fevers is safe and effective, and is already helping millions of patients around the world. Although common, fevers can be very uncomfortable and require a careful assessment by a physician. Our doctors will review your symptoms in minutes and can help you get the relief you need.

95% of patients using Maple rate their online medical experience as 5 out of 5.

Our doctors fully resolve 91% of all medical requests on Maple, helping you avoid an inconvenient trip to the clinic.

About fevers and common symptoms

A fever, also known as pyrexia, is an immune response from your body. It’s one of the tools it uses to fight off infection. The bacteria and viruses that cause colds, flus, and other sicknesses are often the most potent at your body’s normal temperature of 37 degrees Celsius. When you’re exposed to illness-causing germs, the hypothalamus, a gland found in your brain, may send signals to increase your body temperature. This makes it more difficult for these pathogens to spread and reproduce.

The good news is that fevers are usually not dangerous. The bad news is that they’re often accompanied by other unpleasant symptoms, like:

  • Sweating and chills
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Head and body aches
  • A decreased appetite

You may also experience fever-like symptoms as a side effect of taking certain drugs, or after a vaccination.

When to see a doctor for your fever

In most cases, fevers go away on their own after a few days. Drinking clear fluids (like water or juice) and getting more rest may help a fever run its course more quickly. Simple or mild fevers can be treated by using pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprofen). However, there are times where fevers could be a sign of something more serious.

You should seek immediate care if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • A stiff neck (a possible sign of meningitis)
  • Trouble with breathing or swallowing
  • Confusion or difficulty staying awake
  • A fever of over 40 degrees Celsius lasting more than 3 days

You should also see your doctor if you have a fever and you’re immunocomprised (e.g. taking medications or suffering from conditions that weaken your immune system).

Meet our doctors

How our doctors will treat your fever on Maple

Once you log in to Maple, you can request to see a doctor with the click of a button. Our doctors are available 24/7. After you enter your symptoms, we guarantee that a physician will review your request in minutes.

The doctor will quickly determine whether your condition can be treated safely via Maple, or if you need a trip to the clinic for a more in depth assessment. If they can help you right away, your one-on-one consultation begins and typically lasts 15 minutes.

You can choose how you want to talk to the doctor, whether it’s by secure instant message or video. The doctor may ask you questions like “How long have you had your fever?”, “How high is your temperature?” or “Have you tried any over the counter medication for your symptoms?” Your Maple doctor may prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory agents, based on your symptoms and medical history.

If the doctor determines you would benefit from a prescription, we’ll automatically send it to your pharmacy of choice for pick up.

Our online medical consultations start at $49 and are covered under many existing private Healthcare Spending Accounts. View our FAQ to learn more.

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