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A 23-year-old female asked:

Good day, im covid + diagnosed 30nov, however my temperature will not decrease and im due at work on friday 11dec. is this normal? or can i get specific medication to assist. have been on viral choice, lictagon effervescents and aspirin.

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Still infectious: Covid infection can last longer than 14 days. CDC Guidelines for returning to work after Covid Infection are as follows: minimum of 14 days since onset of symptoms and Fever free for 48 hours without fever reducers and other symptoms are improving. You will not be cleared to return to work until all 3 of these criteria are met, as you can still infect others. Your fever means you are still sick.
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