Fever, a sign of inflammation and infection, may not feel good, but its good for you. According to new research published in the November issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, an increase in body temperature helps strengthen your immune system. Researchers say a particular type of immune cell is enhanced when exposed to mild fever.
Cold and flu season is here. The next time you’re burning up, think twice before you take a fever reducer. You might be better off toughing it out.