If you think you have COVID-19 infection, ask yourself if you can manage the symptoms at home. Fever can be managed with paracetamol.
Important: If you feel uncomfortable managing the symptoms at home, particularly if you feel shortness of breath, please seek medical help.
There are news reports, especially on social media, suggesting that medications such as ibuprofen (so called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines or NSAIDs) used to lower fever and treat pain could worsen COVID-19. Based on currently available information, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) do not recommend against the use of ibuprofen as there is, at the moment, no scientific evidence establishing a link between ibuprofen and worsening of COVID 19.4 If in doubt, please ask your physician which medication is safe for you to take to treat fever and/or pain.