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Should you treat a fever?

Using medications to reduce a fever may prolong the illness. That's because fever launches beneficial body processes that help fight pathogens.

Fever boosts the presence of antibodies and white blood cells in your system. The increase in temperature also helps impair the replication of microbes, and eventually kill them off.

The only times a fever may require medical attention is:

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