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i have a fever of 38.5?

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Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
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Other symptoms?: What are your other symptoms or contacts/travel. Right now home is best. If mild/moderate corona best is to ride it out in isolation at home. Use paracetamol and self quarantine strictly. If you have access to testing better to confirm but use a telephonic consult and stay 2 m away from everybody. Sterilize everthing and wash hands every 20 minutes.

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At what temperature is a fever too high?

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A 39-year-old female asked:

What medication can I use for a fever of 38.5?

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HI,: Panado is very good and still better a combination of stilpayne and nurofen but try to use plain panado at the correct dose for weight. Hope this helps :)

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