is taking a bath okay while you have fever?

@queennee (189)
Philippines
May 18, 2009 11:37pm CST
i love water a lot...i love it when my some parts of my body is wet with water.that is why,even if im sick,fever in particular,i still take a bath,and to my surprise,i feel relieved and im okay. :) they say,specially the old ones..heehhe,its not good and advisable to take a shower while ur in fever.doctors says its okay,i am confused...in your opinion,is it really okay to take a bath if u have fever?
5 responses
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
19 May 09
hmmm maybe depends on you if you can tolerate it. because when we are sick we dont like to go out even in our bedroom. we dont like the air, most especially water, but if i want to take a shower then ill do it.but i can feel that i dont like the water then ill just stay in my bed and rest/
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@veejay19 (3592)
• India
19 May 09
I was not allowed to take a bath whenever i had high fever by my mother. Anyway i used to become very weak and could not get up from bed so the question of bathing never came about.By the grace of God i have not fallen sick for over 18 years and keeping goodhealth so i do bathe everyday and now my mom also has passed away but i don`t think i would take a bath when i am down with fever.
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@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
19 May 09
We always take baths when we re sick and running a fever. It seems to help us feel better and also to break the fever faster. I don't think that it is dangerous at all unless you are taking an extremely hot or cold bath. If the water is warm, it should be fine.
@queennee (189)
• Philippines
19 May 09
yeah...maybe if we really feel very2x sick,then its not good to take a bath :) thanks!
• India
19 May 09
it depends on d kind of fever ..dere are some fevers dat happens due to hottness.. den bathing is d best option.. but if u r having cold as well as fever den avoid bathing..also depends on the immune system of man..whether he could take it pr not in fever..
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
19 May 09
Well maybe for some but I know my body and if I have a fever I already have the chills and I am very weak. A bath is the last that would me. I feel if I took a bath I would just get a higher fever and be just worse in the long run. Good for you that it makes you feel better but I know its not for me. Take care!