One of the most popular symptoms of the disease, including infection with the Covid-19 coronavirus infection, is an increase in temperature.
Coronavirus manifests itself in different ways in many people. First, we will analyze the most common course of the disease, and then-reports of patients who have been ill (additional information).
In the first days of the disease (1st-4th day), cough, shortness of breath, loss of smell, fever appear. These symptoms occur in more than 50% of cases, but not all of them must necessarily appear. Temperature increases to febrile (feverish), i.e. 38°C and higher.
The temperature begins to drop to normal approximately on the 12th-14th day, or to be more precise-on the 1st or 2nd day after the start of recovery.
All this applies to the most common variants of the course of the disease. But what do people who have had Covid-19 write on the Internet?
Many Internet users report that they had a confirmed diagnosis of subfebrile, not febrile, temperature, i.e. near-fever-37.1°C -37.9°C; in most cases-37.1°C -37.5°C. In addition, subfebrility was observed, i.e. the temperature was in the region of 37.1°C -37.5°C for a very long time-from two weeks to several months.
It is worth noting that the temperature, although it is a symptom of the disease, tells us that the defenses of our body are in a state of mobilization. A rise in temperature is the response of the body’s immune system, which fights the invasion of bacteria, viruses, or harmful substances. If the temperature is below 38°C, it is not recommended to knock itdown .
Subfebrile temperature, as a rule, tells us that the body is a sluggish inflammatory process. And febrile-that the body acutely met the infection that got into it and begins to fight it. If the temperature dropped during the course of the disease, and then sharply jumped up (to febrile), this may indicate the development of complications, for example, pneumonia.
Keep in mind that each person (and their body) is unique, so some people may have some symptoms, and others – others, despite the fact that they suffer from the same thing. This publication is for informational purposes only.