Fever is the only symptom
For nearly three days, I have had a fever - reduced with acetaminophen - ranging from 99.5 to 102.6. Ordinarily I'd think flu, but there's no coughing; no sore throat; no stomach upset; and only a slight weakness and VERY slight background-type headache.
I've scoured my mind for every possible cause - 16 hours prior to the onset of fever I was stung by some insect on the ground while mowing the yard, likely a wasp - my finger swelled for a few hours but now the wound is barely visible; I've suspected Lyme because I've hiked in TN, AL, and AR during the past three weeks (and pulled a tick off in Arkansas) - but Lyme is very rare there, plus these are not SEVERE flu symptoms. !
Right now I'm tracking the fever. But I so rarely get sick, I'm unacquainted with the medical community and don't want to randomly choose a quack. (Been to a doctor just once in four years - for a severe case of poison ivy.) Besides that I don't have insurance since being laid off 11 months ago. If something so simple as a round of antibiotics will likely fix it, I'll go to the clinic.