Until the late 1800s, fever was widely considered a healthy sign during disease. This view has changed with fever-lowering drugs now the knee-jerk reaction worldwide. We have more scientific evidence than ever about what actually happens when people fever and when they interrupt this natural process with common, easily-accessed medications. When people feel lousy, achy, tired, hot, and miserable, the idea of taking medication and interfering with this process is pretty compelling. They simply want to get rid of the nasty, noxious feeling that comes with fever. Moreover, many people still worry about letting the body fever, as there remain myths that make people nervous or downright fearful. Some of these myths are rooted in truth but have been disproven or distorted over time. Others just aren’t true and never have been. Want to learn more about your immune system? Head here to purchase my new book!
Gurdev Parmar ND