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Does taking a hot shower or a cold shower treat a fever?

Does taking a hot shower or a cold shower treat a fever?

Not really: It may make you feel better, but the fever is the body's inflammatory response to infection or other inflammation, and may actually be helpful. You treat the infection, and the fever will vanish. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.

Aso 730, ESR 47, CRP 26, rheumatoid factor neg, aana neg. No fever no infection. Is this somethng dangerous I should worry from or it is treatable.

See details: Why were these tests ordered in the first place? You need to provide more specific information to receive an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Have loose stool and stomach cramps after 2 days with low grade fever - flu? Treatable?

Have loose stool and stomach cramps after 2 days with low grade fever - flu? Treatable?

Flu: Take plenty of fluids and Tylenol (acetaminophen). If you are getting behind in your fluids, be seen in the ER for IV fluids. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. ...Read more

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Why is my girlfriend really hot in the cold and does not have fever?

Why is my girlfriend really hot in the cold and does not have fever?

Need more history: If she feels little trouble from the cold while others do, and is perhaps nervous / losing weight, it's time to check the thyroid. A distinct warming sensation of the skin on cold exposure may be cold urticaria -- do exposed areas swell and redden? I'm afraid this is the best i can do if she is otherwise in good health. ...Read more

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Is it better to take cold showers if you are having a fever? Why or why not?

Fever is your friend: A cold shower won't help a fever or the disease process. In fact, you'll probably feel uncomfortable & you're wasting energy. A fever actually helps FIGHT an infection -so better to let it run. This doesn't apply for little kids that could seize with high temps however. Acetaminophen or an NSAID (ibuprofen) would lower the temp if you really wanted to. I recc to save your energy for fighting infxn ...Read more

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Am i right that it's no issue to take a really hot shower if I have a fever?

Am i right that it's no issue to take a really hot shower if I have a fever?

If it feels good: It is certainly not dangerous to take a hot shower if you have a fever. It won't do anything to make your temp go up or down, but if the hot water makes your aches and pains feel better, then by all means do what feels good - it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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For the last 48hrs i've had a really bad fever, mainly being freezing cold on hot days and nights. It doesn't feel like a cold. I train and work a lot?

For the last 48hrs i've had a really bad fever, mainly being freezing cold on hot days and nights. It doesn't feel like a cold. I train and work a lot?

Acute infection: This may be a viral illness but you have not provided sufficient information to really even make an educated guess. If this continues or you develop any other symptoms strongly suggest you see a doctor asap. ...Read more