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Fever Due to Cold Or Flu

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What are some treatments for fevers and should you be kept warm to sweat out a fever or should you remain cool with the hope of bringing your temperature down?
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replied December 16th, 2003
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Taking a warm shower and drinking hot tea might help bring it down. Keeping hot in blankets wont help much though. Just drink lots of fluids and take medicine
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replied December 18th, 2003
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Fevers aren't common with colds. If you experience a low grade fever, don't treat it. It is your body's way of fighting the illness. For children, a general rule is to leave them alone if they are 101 or under. For adults, 100 and under. Children tolerate higher temps much better than adults. If the fever is not low grade, it's most likely not the flu. Tylenol and ibuprofen (advil and motrin are both ibuprofen) are good for fevers. Don't take both. And don't take a medication for multiple symptoms and tylenol or ibuprofen. Odds are you will be taking an overdose. Check ingredients. Don't duplicate. More is not better.
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