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A 20-year-old female asked:

Need to get rid of fever, it is 37,5 degrees celsius. has come down from 40. taken asprin, slept and drank lots of water and fluids. also cool baths?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
See a physician: Your fever responded well to aspirin. You need to treat the cause of the fever as a temperature of 40 C (104 F) is very high for an adult and indicates a possibly serious infection. See a Dr as soon as possible. Reducing the fever with aspirin or cool baths is mainly for comfort, and doesn't treat or fight the infection. Fever actually help the body fight infection.
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