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is smiling the result of feeling good and being healthy, or can you really smile when you are sick and ill and not feeling well?

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Dr. Jonathan Nehrer
35 years experience Child Psychiatry
Both: Smiling is a sign of feeling well, but when you are ill you can make yourself smile or laugh and that can make you fell better. For example if you have the flu you can tell yourself jokes and feel better. You can say it is the flu, more than a cold, but better than other ilnesses.
Answered on Jun 5, 2013
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