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What is the reason for fever?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Immune assist

Organisms that invade your body causing illness, are best adapted to do so at normal body temperature.
Fever develops to inhibit their growth and to further activate your immune response. The only problem is sometimes the body over-reacts and the fever gets destructively high.

In brief: Immune assist

Organisms that invade your body causing illness, are best adapted to do so at normal body temperature.
Fever develops to inhibit their growth and to further activate your immune response. The only problem is sometimes the body over-reacts and the fever gets destructively high.
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