If you, or someone you know or care for has tested positive for Coronavirus and is ill, there are a number of steps you can take to treat the symptoms while isolating at home.
Common symptoms include a cough and a fever (high temperature).
Managing Fever (high temperature)
A fever is your body’s natural response to infection. Most fevers will improve of their own accord in a few days and aren’t in themselves harmful. It is not usually necessary to take medicines just to get your temperature down.
There are a number of things you can do to help the discomfort associated with a fever:
If you have antibiotics at home, do not take them to treat coronavirus. As it is a virus, antibiotics will not improve coronavirus.
Despite the many claims reported online, there is not currently a cure or ‘miracle’ treatment for coronavirus.
Ring NHS 111 for information or advice if
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