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why do infections make you feel sick?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Body defenses: The germ or virus is an attack and the body has to defend itself. Fever, feeling yucky, enlarged glands, increases in white cell count are all mechanisms that carry out a defense and we are forced to rest to enable all available cellular energy to be available for this. It is logical and for years we have been trying to decrease fever as though it was a bad thing! all under the command of brain.
Answered on Mar 1, 2013

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