Fever Cures Swine Flu!
the first thing we do in cases of colds and flu? We medicate with
over-the-counter analgesics. The most popular analgesics, including
aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen, suppress production of antibodies
and on average they deplete the immune response by a staggering 50 percent.
Among other effects, aspirin uncouples oxidative phosphorylation; inhibits
short-chain fatty acid oxidation; lowers lymphocyte transformation and
lowers interferon production in response to viral infection.
To defeat flu, the body also lowers the bioavailability of certain minerals while switching to protein energy production to starve any bacteria of the sugar they would simply use to reproduce. That reduces the risk of a bacterial infection complications of a viral flu. Infections thrive on sugar.
So this is
quite a sophisticated body-wide response. But doctors and the public
won't leave fever alone. Why on earth lower the body temperature
-when this is simply defeating the natural and effective response? Perhaps
we should ban thermometers, because doctors, nurses and parents are
far too fond of using them.
".If you can try not to bring your child's temperature all the way down to 98.6, because that may actually prolong the illness by delaying your body's efforts to kill bacteria and viruses. Usually, you shouldn't give anything for fever unless your child's temperature is 100.0 or higher..."
There go two contradictory positions. If the body is right to raise the temperature, then the doctor is wrong to advise lowering it. This quibbling over degrees of fever is missing the point entirely. Healing effectively is the objective -not easing temporary discomfort.
make people feel uncomfortable. That's life. Maybe we could just
live with that --in the interests of speeding recovery for all and preventing
a significant minority deteriorating into pneumonia and some into death.
focus less on chasing particular variants, and instead improve general
treatment thus reducing complications and deaths.
of a body temperature of up to even as high as 103F outweigh the modest
risk of febrile seizure. Fever increases interferon in the blood; increases
the white blood cells that kill cells infected with viruses, and improves
their capacity to destroy bacteria and infected cells.