Lowering fever is dangerous
In a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society researchers found that suppressing flu fever using aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen (Tylenol™) may lead to tens of thousands of additional flu cases as well as over a thousand flu deaths in North America.
(Earn DJD, Andrews PW, Bolker BM. Population-level effects of suppressing fever. Proc. R. Soc. B: Biological Sciences. 2014;281(1778)20132570 DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.2570)
Note: A lack of fever and infectious diseases has been linked to increased incidence of cancer in one’s lifetime. The message is – respect what the wisdom of the body is trying to do and work with it, not against it.