Help me to fight my fever!!

Malaysia
July 8, 2007 5:53am CST
I am beginning to feel a little fever crawling in my body. I don't want it to become worst because I have a lot of work to do. What should I do instead of going to the doctor? Please advice me on anything.
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
Hello ladysurvivor!(",) You should take a rest now and drink a lot of water and drink your antipyretic medication.(",) Having a good rest is very important.(",)
• Malaysia
9 Jul 07
Can't rest now, though. But thanks for the kind thought.
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@tere77 (51)
8 Jul 07
Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water, eat (coz sometimes when I'm starved I get feverish) and get some rest. Relax and if you believe me or not sometimes it's like mind over matter. In my case, I would psyche myself that I won't let this fever make me sick. Be positive and think positive or happy thoughts. You could also take common over the counter medicine for fever. But if your fever gets too high and there are other serious symptoms coming out then I think you should really go to the doctor immediately cause it might be something serious already. Hope you'll get well soon.
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• Malaysia
8 Jul 07
Thanks tere77. I've followed your advice by taking a lot of water and I've eaten a Panadol. Now my nose is running heavily but the fever didn't increase. I think I am sweating a little now. I hope this is a good sign.
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@beauty_ph (2751)
• Philippines
8 Jul 07
I suggest a water therapy is good. Specially that you have fever. If it doesn't work within 24hour you need to go to the doctor. There are infections that can cause fever. Inorder not to complicate things you need a professional help. God bless!
• Malaysia
9 Jul 07
I am drinking a lot of water now. Just today I gallopped almost a big jar. Thanks for your advice.
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@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
What I would normally do is to drink lots of fluid especially plain water, vitamin c drinks and honey and lemon mixture drink that I would make myself. Then, I would pop up 2 Panadol and try to sleep with the fan on. Try to dress lightly... If your temperature still rise, I would take a quick cold shower to try to eliminate the heat... After a couple of rounds and it doesn't work, then I would drag myself to the doctor!! :
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• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
Plain water is the best remedy of all. I agree. Lots of vitamin C is the combat for colds but for fever I haven' tried yet. Thanks for the reply.
• Malaysia
21 Aug 07
hi ladysurvivor. how are you? how was your fever? most of family is having fever right now...My sister, my nieces, my nephews.... drink a lot water and get rest.. but not too much of rest. think positive. think that you are already well. the most powerful medicine is your mind. if you think that you are healthy, then you are...
• Malaysia
24 Aug 07
Hi funkymummy. I'm already okay, I guess. But my health seems to be jumping up and down. Lol. I mean my body temperature is often slightly higher than normal, it's like a slight fever or something. But the real fever had subsided, thank God for that. Hmm... yeah, now is the time for fever in the country, isn't it? My nephews and nieces are also having colds and fevers right now. I hope your kids are okay by now. Thanks for your wonderful advice about drinking a lot of water. I guess that's the best medicine after all, and the mind power is also a miracle that can do wonders to our body. Keep thinking positively, yes that's true. Well, hope to see more of you here. Nice having a friend like you. Have a nice day, and have a pleasant weekend, funkymummy!
@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
21 Aug 07
I know this is kind of late ...... Drink as much water as you can in order to replace fluid loss. It will also help to bring down body temperature. Rest as much as possible. Avoid suddenly changes in atmospheric temperatures. Avoid eating solid foods until the fever is gone. You can replace the foods by drinking plenty of distilled water and/or juices. when you have fever do not take any supplement containing either iron or zinc. Taking iron causes great tension in a body that is fighting infection; and zinc is not absorbed by the body when you have fever. Take cool bathes, fill a bath tub, submerge and lay down for 5' approximately. Repeat as needed until the fever is down. If the fever does not exceed 102 degrees let it run its course. It helps the body to fight infection and eliminate toxins.
• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
It's never too late for a knowledge to be shared. Thanks for having the kindness to share some of your tips here. I haven't knows some of the facts you have written and I am grateful that today I have learned something new about fever and how to overcome it. Now i know I shouldn't take iron and zinc during fever. Thanks again! God bless.
@kyutstudph (1263)
• Philippines
17 Aug 07
Fever occurs when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above its normal level. This thermostat is found in the part of the brain called the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus knows what temperature your body should be (usually around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or about 37 degrees Celsius) and will send messages to your body to keep it that way. Most people's body temperatures even change a little bit during the course of the day: It's usually a little lower in the morning and a little higher in the evening and can fluctuate as kids run around, play, and exercise. Sometimes, though, the hypothalamus will "reset" the body to a higher temperature in response to an infection, illness, or some other cause. So, why does the hypothalamus tell the body to change to a new temperature? Researchers believe turning up the heat is the body's way of fighting the germs that cause infections and making the body a less comfortable place for them.
• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
Wow... I don't know about all these facts before. Thanks for sharing it in here. I never knew the brain is the controller of the body temperature. Hmm.. this is new to me. Thanks again!
@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
13 Jul 07
The only way to go about this to take Tylenol or Ibuenprofen. That usually work for me and it may work for you too.
• Malaysia
22 Aug 07
My mother uses Ibuprofen. Maybe I can use them too but I haven't tried them yet. Thanks for reminding me about them.
@cassidy22 (2975)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Taking Tylenol or Advil can help keep the fever down. Acetominophen, or Ibuprofen - they can help keep pain at bay and reduce your fever. There is also a supplement I take whenever I think I am getting sick. it's from Arbonne International, and it's called "Get Well Soon" it has helped me stave off colds and such, and I really recommend it. I can give you a website where you can buy it if you are interested. (the web link is on my profile, too)