“Don’t Treat the Fever.”

By Russell J. Bunai, M.D. The rational management of fever requires understanding the nature of fever.  With rare exceptions, fever is the body’s protective response to illness, most commonly infection.  This appropriate or PHYSIOLOGICAL FEVER is what the body is doing right!  Fever helps the body survive the illness. Fever strengthens resistance to infection in a number of ways.  In order for a germ to cause … Continue reading “Don’t Treat the Fever.”