Update on my husbands fever
He is a bit better this morning, fever went up to 103 during the night, then bounced down to 100.3, then back up to 102.8 in that last hour before his next Tylenol dose was due. He is at 100.9 currently with about 2 hours to go before next dose of Tylenol.
We have a PCR Covid at the county testing site (they send it out and will take several days to get back) test scheduled for Thursday AM (next available). And using someone's suggestion here I found out a Walgreens about 20 minutes from us does a rapid test (you get results within 24 hour). He has one of those scheduled for Friday afternoon (their first available). So bottom line, it looks like unless he has to go the hospital, we should know if its Covid by Saturday.
Called his regular doctor this morning, who he really only sees once a year for a physical and they didnt have too much to offer. They dont do the test, so they concurred with the Thursday/Friday plan unless his fever goes higher than 104. They said go to ER if he goes higher than that.
He is young(ish) at 46, and really never gets sick, so this is sort of odd for him. Other than the fever and aches and pains that come with that he doesnt really have any other symptoms. No cough, sore throat or any sinus issues at all. He is a bit nauseated still but his headache is finally gone (maybe all the Tylenol is helping with that).
He's in the guest bedroom to try and isolate him from the rest of us, but I suspect if he's positive its too late for that. I guess at this time I'm just hoping for the regular flu instead of Covid.
Thank you everyone for your concern and suggestions. Much appreciated.
Walgreens is at most 24 hours - I was told by a pharmacist that it was same day. Not really a rapid test though.
Reduce the fever because it fights the virus. Fever can be a good thing. Again, check with your doc, but I remember hearing this,but,when this began.
Tylenol is fine to use.
"You can use acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to help treat fever, body aches, and headaches.
Dont take more than 3 grams (g) of acetaminophen in 1 day. Taking too much can harm your liver.
Acetaminophen is a very common ingredient in over-the-counter and prescription medications. Always read the label on the medications youre taking. The full name acetaminophen isnt always written out. For a list of common medications containing acetaminophen and abbreviations for acetaminophen, read the section About Acetaminophen in our resource Common Medications Containing Aspirin, Other Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs), or Vitamin E."
Mortality amongst people taking panadol to, reduce fever.
in good shape. The odds are that your hubby will, too.
I hope your husband gets better soon. And I hope you're protecting yourself as best you can.