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Old 05-04-2008, 11:37 AM   #1
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Raising body temp = get rid of flu faster?

I can't get rid of this stupid low-grade flu I've been fighting for a week. I'm not used to getting flu, and don't know how to fight it.

If I take a really hot bath, or work up a sweat somehow, will that help me raise my body temperature and kill the stupid thing, or will it make me worse? Anybody have any experiences to share?

 
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Old 05-12-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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Re: Raising body temp = get rid of flu faster?

Interesting theory...

I do know the body's way to fight the flu is to produce a fever.


But the fever gets produced from the inside--->out.

If you heat the outside (bath or exercise), the inside will probably try to stay regulated and not get hot.

 
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Old 05-12-2008, 12:55 PM   #3
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Re: Raising body temp = get rid of flu faster?

Herbs for Kids makes an herbal product that naturally helps the body lower or raise it's temperture to fight an infection. Although it is Herbs for Kids brand, you can take this as an adult too. This is what we use, it is about $8.00 a bottle and it is liquid.

 
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Re: Raising body temp = get rid of flu faster?

no! do not work up a sweat to raise your body's temperature. our body produces a fever to fight off infections...if you try to work up a sweat, you're using the energy your body needs to fight off that infection. you'll only become more tired and give your body a hard time in fighting whatever it's fighting. let the fever run its course (as long as its low-grade fever) and continue to eat healthy; vitamin C and vitamin A will boost your body's attempt in fighting infections.

 
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