A fever is a potential sign indicating that your body’s immune system is fighting off an infection caused by bacteria or viruses. It is characterized by a body temperature that is higher than 100 °F (38 °C). Although having a fever might be uncomfortable, it is rarely dangerous and actually indicates your natural immune response is working well. In fact, an elevated body temperature helps hinder the replication of temperature-sensitive bacteria and viruses while, at the same time, further boosting the body’s inflammatory response. That’s why, in the case of mild fevers, many healthcare professionals do not recommend the intake of antipyretic (temperature-reducing) drugs. Instead, they advise that fever management should be directed towards: Monitoring body temperature using a reliable thermometer Ensuring comfort through rest and...
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