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(278 posts)
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:39 AM Oct 2020

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.

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(181,650 posts)
2. You are really doing all you can
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:45 AM
Oct 2020

Walgreens is at most 24 hours - I was told by a pharmacist that it was same day. Not really a rapid test though.


Dream Girl

(5,111 posts)
4. Check with you r doctor, but I,thought that Tylonol was contraindicated. Your don't want to
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 09:51 AM
Oct 2020

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.


(44,956 posts)
6. I don't know where you heard that, but my guess on some message board.
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 10:35 AM
Oct 2020

Tylenol is fine to use.
"You can use acetaminophen (Tylenol®) to help treat fever, body aches, and headaches.
Don’t 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 you’re taking. The full name acetaminophen isn’t 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."


Dream Girl

(5,111 posts)
7. No this was research on treatment. Reducing fever is not good. French doctor were,seeing much higher
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 10:42 AM
Oct 2020

Mortality amongst people taking panadol to, reduce fever.


(12,051 posts)
5. Take heart. My BIL and SIL got COVID and they are coming out the other end
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 10:17 AM
Oct 2020

in good shape. The odds are that your hubby will, too.


(6,044 posts)
11. It's not easy when a loved one is sick.
Wed Oct 14, 2020, 12:06 PM
Oct 2020

I hope your husband gets better soon. And I hope you're protecting yourself as best you can.

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