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Why is trying to lower a moderate fever counterproductive to the body's attempt to fight off an infection?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Fever

The body's response to inflammation/infection is to raise the temperature, which helps to fight some organisms.
Lowering it without a good reason would remove that potential benefit. There are very few reasons why it is essential to reduce fever.

In brief: Fever

The body's response to inflammation/infection is to raise the temperature, which helps to fight some organisms.
Lowering it without a good reason would remove that potential benefit. There are very few reasons why it is essential to reduce fever.
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