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How effective will the test be now if symptons have gone

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L1416 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:04:02

My son has had sickness and high temp over last 48 hours . His been really lethargic and not wanting to cooperate

Today his now happily playing, cooperating, temp has gone right down to 34.4, sickness has gone and now his eating again

NOTE- HE does have regular high temps about once a month and there's no other symptoms normally but I was told to get him tested so have done . I'm still pretty convinced it's not covid but still I ordered a home test which is due to arrive at some point today.

How effective will it be now?

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dementedpixie Fri 11-Sep-20 10:12:17

Is 34.4⁰C a typo? Tests should be done within 5 days of symptoms starting

L1416 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:32:46

dementedpixie

Is 34.4⁰C a typo? Tests should be done within 5 days of symptoms starting

no why?
so it should still be able to show then on the test whether he has it

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Cheeeese2020 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:33:18

34.4 is hypothermia.

dementedpixie Fri 11-Sep-20 10:35:46

34.4⁰C would require medical intervention

L1416 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:44:31

oh !!!! ive just done it again its in.c by the way an in ear one says 34.8 and the under the arm one says 34.7

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L1416 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:45:28

even mine is 34.5 and duaghters is 35.6

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Spud13 Fri 11-Sep-20 10:50:00

Shit thermometer!

dementedpixie Fri 11-Sep-20 12:00:01

I just took mine with an in ear thermometer and its 36.8⁰C which is pretty normal. Your readings are not accurate

Deelish75 Fri 11-Sep-20 12:07:09

Anything below 35 is hypothermia, I’d get another thermometer and check.

As for testing nhs advice is to test within 5 after onset of symptoms.

starfishmummy Fri 11-Sep-20 12:11:38

I was always told you add 1 degree to underarm so that would be 35.7. Thats still low.
Either your thermometer is useless or it's user error.

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