Treating Fever in Covid-19
March 29, 2020
Fever is a common symptom of COVID-19, but how do you treat it? This guide provides tips and advice on managing fever during the pandemic.
Fever in Covid-19 is one of the commonest symptoms associated with the disease. Another way of describing a high body temperature is using the word ‘Fever’.
Fevers are most commonly a result of an infection in the body though there are other conditions that could increase the body’s temperature.
The normal body temperature ranges amongst people from about 36.6 deg (97.88F) to 37.2 deg C (98.96F).
When the temperature rises above 37.2 deg, we say they have a fever.
Mild fevers, also known as low-grade fever, are classed from 37.2 deg C (98.96F) to 37.9 deg C (100.22F).
Significant temperature is usually considered by medical doctors to be one of 38 deg C (100.4F) and above.
Commonly, the fever associated with Covid-19 infection is one with a temperature above 37.8 deg.
You can tell you have a fever if your back or chest feels very hot to the touch using the back of your hand.
Many people with Covid-19 have reported also experiencing chills and intense shaking of the body.
Some of the benefits of fever are :
A chill is a feeling of being cold, usually accompanied by shivering.
Chills tend to happen quite often when a person has a very high fever.
Many people with Covid-19 experience a range of temperature levels – some with or without chills.
People have experienced other symptoms which usually occur alongside a fever with or without chills:
Fever in Covid-19 could occur early in the illness or after a few days.
The recommended remedy for fever medicine in Covid-19 is:
If you have any questions on how to manage your fever or associated symptoms – ask here.
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