What does it mean if you have a low temperature?
Temperatures that are lower than 98 degrees may indicate that something’s wrong. Low body temperature can be caused by medical conditions, including an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
When should you go to ER for temperature?
If the adult’s fever lasts for more than three days, they should seek emergency care. If the adult’s fever rises above 103°F, they should seek emergency care. If the adult’s fever is accompanied by nausea, confusion or a rash, they should seek emergency care as these symptoms may be caused by meningitis.
What temperature is classed as high for COVID-19?
Fever (a raised temperature) is a common symptom of COVID-19, affecting more than two thirds of people with the disease. Current health guidelines advise that anyone with a temperature of 37.8°C or more should be considered to be potentially infected with COVID-19 and should self-isolate.
When should you call an ambulance for a high temperature?
You don’t need ambulance transport, but take someone straight to A&E if they have: A fever and are floppy and lethargic. Severe abdominal pain. A cut that is gaping or losing a lot of blood, if they have amputated a finger or if there is something embedded in the wound.
Can Covid give you a low temperature?
A fever is one of the common symptoms of COVID-19, but you can be infected with the coronavirus and have a cough or other symptoms with no fever, or a very low-grade one — especially in the first few days.
How do you deal with a high temperature?
Treating a high temperature
- get lots of rest.
- drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee is light yellow and clear.
- take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable.
- stay at home and avoid contact with other people until you do not have a high temperature.