Therapist of the highest category Elena Karjakina told at what temperature it is worth taking an antipyretic, and when it is not necessary to knock it down.
She recalled that the temperature is a protective reaction of the body in the fight against foreign viruses and bacteria, so there is no need to bring down the temperature of 38 and 38.5 degrees. Raspberry tea will help alleviate the unpleasant sensations of the heat, she said.
- It won't last long. Of course, it all depends on the individual reaction of the body, but still try to endure these moments. If, nevertheless, you feel very bad, take a well-known antipyretic drug, - Zvezda quotes Karjakin.
She noted that men usually tolerate a rise in temperature worse than women, but the body's response is individual.
The doctor clarified that a very severe headache can signal a serious infection, therefore, in this case, you should not take an antipyretic, but seek medical help.