Diarrhea With Increased Body Temperature
, I just traveled from Batam to Padang last Friday, and on Saturday morning I checked my body temperature which is 35.5 c, and on that Saturday I also experienced diarrhea … and on this Sunday I checked my body temperature again so it increased a little, to 36.9c Can this be called a symptom of Corona virus … Thymaksih
Thank you for the question.
It should be understood, that normal body temperature in adults can range between 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius. So, if your body temperature does not exceed 37.5 degrees Celsius, it is not appropriate to state that your body temperature has risen.
Diarrhea in the medical realm is defined as an increase in the frequency of bowel movements (more than 3 times a day) with consistency of watery stool, or accompanied by mucus and blood. If this is true of you, this condition is not typically a symptom of COVID-19 (a disease due to Corona virus). More likely, this diarrhea occurs due to other causes, for example gastroenteritis, food allergies, intestinal inflammation, excessive anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, poisoning, metabolic disorders, hormonal disorders, drug side effects, and so on.
If your diarrhea still occurs in the range of 1-5 times a day, without high fever, slimy or bleeding stools, massive vomiting, severe stomach cramps, or other severe complaints, you should not panic. Do not also rush to see a doctor so that your risk of contracting COVID-19 and other serious illnesses can be minimized. It's safer to treat your diarrhea first by:
Drink a lot (minimum 2 liters a day)
Make sure you always wash your hands with soap before and after eating, after handling public facilities, before handling your face
Eat foods that are easily digested, don't be too spicy, gummy, oily
If there are foods or drinks that make you allergic, do not consume
Don't consume caffeinated, carbonated, alcoholic drinks, also contain chocolate and milk
Get plenty of rest and don't worry too much
Hangan used to take any medicine
Conversely, if diarrhea occurs very often, continues until more than 3 days, or other complaints appear more severe as mentioned earlier, immediately check with your doctor or doctor in the disease in order to find the best solution, ok?
I hope this helps.