Fever-Reducer Impacts on Illness and Recovery

Very little direct research on this, but preliminary data indicates reducing fever extends recovery times for illness.


Folksonomies: medicine fever evidence-based

Memes

06 MAR 2016

 Fever-Reducer Extends Illness

Multivariate analysis suggested that antipyretic therapy prolonged illness in subjects infected with influenza A, but its use was the result of prolonged illness in those infected with S. sonnei. The precise nature of these relationships requires a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Folksonomies: fever medicine
Folksonomies: fever medicine
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This was an unintended discovery of the research on different types of influenza. Subjects who took fever-reducer were ill 3.5 days longer than those who did not.

06 MAR 2016

 Iron and Fever

Warm-blooded animals have an elaborate physiological control system to maintain a constant body temperature. In man, this temperature is about 37°C. Any significant deviation from this temperature puts stress on the body and makes it difficult to maintain metabolic processes at their normal rates. Why then, during sickness, should the temperature rise? It would seem that development of fever would cause things to go from bad to worse, and make it more difficult for the body to recuperate. Fe...
Folksonomies: medicine fever
Folksonomies: medicine fever
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Fever prevents bacteria from obtaining iron in the from the blood stream,

06 MAR 2016

 Fever Reducing Medicines Increase the Spread of Infection

To put our lower bound for fp into perspective, consider that approximately 41 400 (95% CI: 27 100–55 700) deaths per year are attributed to seasonal influenza epidemics in the United States [43] (and an order of magnitude more worldwide [44]). Taken at face value, our results indicate, for example, that if Embedded Image then at least 700 deaths per year (95% CI: 30–2100) (and many more serious illnesses) could be prevented in the US alone by avoiding antipyretic medication for the treat...
Folksonomies: medicine fever influenza
Folksonomies: medicine fever influenza
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References

06 MAR 2016

 Effect of antipyretic therapy on the duration of illness ...

Periodicals>Journal Article:  KI1, SS, MM, PA, S , Effect of antipyretic therapy on the duration of illness in experimental influenza A, Shigella sonnei, and Rickettsia rickettsii infections., Retrieved on 2016-03-06
  • Source Material [www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Folksonomies: medicine fever
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    06 MAR 2016

     Population-level effects of suppressing fever

    Periodicals>Journal Article:  Earn, Andrews, Bolker (22 January 2014), Population-level effects of suppressing fever, Retrieved on 2016-03-06
  • Source Material [rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org]
  • Folksonomies: fever medicine
    Folksonomies: fever medicine
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    06 MAR 2016

     Iron and Life

    Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses>Doctoral Dissertation:  Emery, Thomas (11-11-1980), Iron and Life, USU Faculty Honor Lectures, Utah State University, Retrieved on 2016-03-06
  • Source Material [digitalcommons.usu.edu]
  • Folksonomies: medicine fever
    Folksonomies: medicine fever
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