Fever Alters Immune Cells So They Can Better Reach Infections

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  1. Mito

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    “Fever is known to help power up our immune cells, and scientists in Shanghai have new evidence explaining how. They found in mice that fever alters surface proteins on immune cells like lymphocytes to make them better able to travel via blood vessels to reach the site of infection. Their work appears on January 15 in the journal Immunity.”

    https://neurosciencenews.com/fever-immune-cells-10563/
     
  2. Cirion

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    Makes sense. Ever since finding out about RP, I've always questioned the practice of bringing your fever down when under a cold or flu, and thought this actually hampers recovery time. The body brings your temp up for a reason. I would only worry about body temp if it starts to inch above 105F. I've had the flu and 104F fever before and yeah it sucks but I didn't die or anything lol.
     
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