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IceniSky Thu 09-Apr-20 08:55:23

Haven't been to shops or anywhere else for 4 weeks. We started isolating the day Boris announced guidelines for new coughs as DH got one the next day.

Only been for walks in fields. Shopping delivered. I have then dropped off food at parents.

Now I have a temp of 37.5. I can feel it and throat feels scratchy. Bit worried as need to get perscriptions for parents Saturday.

Can you catch general colds without being around people?

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BlackInk Thu 09-Apr-20 09:45:40

Colds are caught in the same way as Coronavirus, in fact the common cold is a type of coronavirus. It's possible that you've caught a common cold or similar just as it's possible that you've caught Coronavirus.

But as you say you've had almost no contact with anyone for 4 weeks, so both are pretty unlikely -- very small risk from food packaging, gates, doors, letters/parcels, etc.

37.5 is still within normal temperature range. Scratchy throat could be hayfever, dryness from being indoors more, etc. I wouldn't worry unless you get a temperature of 37.8 or above, or a cough.

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