Fever is not an illness, it is the body’s natural reaction against pathogens

A fever is not an illness by itself. It is usually a sign that the immune system is hard at work.

During an infection, the immune system raises the body’s temperature by secreting certain chemicals that increase the production and activity of immune cells. This slows down an invader’s ability to reproduce, resisting its attack.

Lowering a fever may make it more difficult for the immune system to overcome the infection. Fever medications have side effects. Even paracetamol. It can lead to side effects such as the death of liver cells and kidney cells, and neurotoxicity.

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