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Tags: fever | immunity | seizure | iron
OPINION

Fevers Aid Immune System

Russell Blaylock, M.D. By Tuesday, 24 April 2018 04:41 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Fever is a built-in system that aids the body in stopping and fighting infections.

Most people make the mistake of taking anti-fever medications throughout the course of an infection.

While medication will lower your temperature and make you feel better, it will also reduce your defenses.

Studies have shown that lowering the temperature in African children with measles resulted in a fivefold increase in mortality compared to those who had fevers.

Fevers are of no real danger to the sufferer until the temperature exceeds 104 degrees, or if a child has a pre-existing history of febrile or other types of seizures.

Several things in the diet can worsen infections. These include high sugar intake, use of omega-6 oils and high red meat intake. Iron, especially from red meat, stimulates bacterial and viral growth.

Both sugar and omega-6 oils can suppress immunity. Nicotine is a very powerful immune suppressant, even that from nicotine patches and electronic cigarettes.

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Fever is a built-in system that aids the body in stopping and fighting infections. Most people make the mistake of taking anti-fever medications throughout the course of an infection.
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