In an interview with the radio station "Moscow speaking," the professor recalled that at the initial stage, the same methods are used as in the treatment of influenza and ARVI.
“A high temperature is a sign of infection, a sign of illness, but it is also a sign that the body is struggling. Therefore, somewhere up to 38.3-38.5 ° C, nothing needs to be done with the temperature. You need to endure, get sick, because this is the optimal temperature for the immune system in conditions of aggression. If it is already higher than these indicators, then, as they say, something went wrong in the thread. Here it is already possible to gradually decrease, but not to 36.6 ° C. Coronavirus is a common respiratory virus, nothing extraordinary about it. Why should there be any exceptions for it? This is the universal rule of infectious disease. Therefore, it is not necessary to bring down the temperature of 37-38 ° C. In this case, the immune system gets a cuff, which it does not need at all."
At the same time, the doctor added that in some cases it is still necessary to bring down the temperature, for example, "if children are not well tolerated. Earlier, several listeners of "Moscow speaking" reported that doctors, summoned to their homes, prescribed the drug "Ingavirin" as a treatment and advised to immediately bring down the temperature.