A fever is an internal temperature that exceeds 100.4 degrees, whereas a normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Most bacteria is not able to survive the temperatures associated with a fever. Commonly, fevers are short and not dangerous if they remain under 104 degrees.
A Fever is healthy for your immune system
Your immune system gets stronger when its challenged. The same goes for everything, the more we practice, the better we get. A Fever helps our bodies to adapt. It not only fights infections, but also gives us a stronger immune system. Our bodies know what the optimal fever temperature is as it doesnt want to kill both good and bad bacteria. The increase in tempreture also stimulates our enzymatic activity. In other words, it forms an unpleasant environment for viruses and bacteria.
But Its important at times to reduce a high fever, especially in very young children and infants.
How to Treat High Fevers with Egg Whites
- Separate raw egg whites into a bowl, and soaked some thin sheets of material in the whites so they were dripping wet.
- Put these soaked sheets on the soles of the feet, and covered them with socks.
- The temperature should come down almost immediately