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Was given 5 days mc 4 upper respiratory tract infection (throat dryness n temp 37.2°c). Took med 4 throat inflammation n paracetamol for 2nd day. Temp still hover ard 37.1-37.4. Shld i b concerned?

Dr. Adnaan S
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Hi @Jojo . Thanks for your question! 

Hmm it is possible that paracetamol is suppressing you fever.  I would say if you feel your symptoms are worsening despite medication after 2-3 days, you should go for a review. Especially if you develop symptoms suggestive of a lower respiratory tract infection such as difficulty breathing, chest pain at rest or on deep breaths, worsening cough which thick phlegm/stuck phlegm, reduce activity tolerance and escalating temperature. Another thing to look out for is a sudden loss of smell. 

If you have seen your physician I would assume he would have taken a history to check if there is a probability of COVID infection and hence it would be ok to monitor for now. You may want to consider with holding your paracetamol and checking your temperature. IF it remains between 37.1-37.5 it is still alright. Having said that, we usually look at the patient as a whole and the severity of fever is not always directly proportional to the severity of disease. 

Hope this helps! 
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