Fevers :: Chinese Medicine Herbal Supplements and Fevers
A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It is not an illness. It is part of your body’s defense against infection. Most bacteria and viruses that cause infections do well at the body’s normal temperature (98.6 F). A slight fever can make it harder for them to survive.
Fever also activates your body’s immune system. Infections cause most fevers. There can be many other causes including medicines, heat exhaustion, cancers and autoimmune diseases.
Treatment depends on the cause of your fever. It is important to drink enough liquids to prevent dehydration.