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A High Temperature

While 80% of COVID-19 patients may only experience mild symptoms, they may display an elevated temperature. Hospitals, workplaces etc are performing temperature screens as extra precaution before entering. A high temperature is a normal response to infection. Something inside your body, such as an infection, has caused your temperature to rise. Some cancers, drugs and other treatment …

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Recording your Body Temperature

Your normal human body temperature is usually at its lowest in the early hours of the morning and highest in mid afternoon. but generally, remains around 36.5°C to 37°C. Having a fever means your body temperature is higher than normal. Something inside your body, such as an infection, has caused your temperature to rise. Some …

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Infections can be dangerous

Infections are caused by germs, including bacteria, viruses and fungi. One of the most common ways that cancer patients get infections is through the air by breathing them in. Other ways include the skin being damaged or through the mouth from things they touch or eat. . Patients can also get infections from other people with illnesses …

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Knowing your temperature

Having a fever means your body temperature is higher than normal. Something inside your body, such as an infection, has caused your temperature to rise. Some cancers, drugs and other treatment can also cause fever. Make sure you have a thermometer at home, keep it clean and read the manufacturer’s instructions first. Learn how to take …

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Taking your temperature correctly

A high temperature is a normal response to infection. Make sure you have a thermometer at home, keep it clean and read the manufacturer’s instructions first. Learn how to take a temperature reading correctly so seek advice from your medical team about taking a reading accurately. Keeping a daily record of your temperature is very …

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