Here are a few things you should know about fever

Myth: All fevers are bad for children.

Fact: Fevers turn on the body’s immune system. Fevers are one of the body’s protective mechanisms.

Myth: All fevers need to be treated with fever medicine.

Fact: Fevers need to be treated only if they cause discomfort. Usually that means fevers over 102°F or 103°F (39°C or 39.4°C).

Myth: Without treatment, fevers will keep going higher.

Fact: Wrong. Because the brain has a thermostat, fevers from infection usually top out at 103°F to 104°F (39.4°C to 40°C).

Myth: With treatment, fevers should come down to normal.

Fact: With treatment, fevers usually come down 2° or 3°F (1.1° or 1.7°C).

In summary, fever is a good sign that your body is fighting off bad bacteria or viruses in your body. So, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be alarmed. Stay healthy and visit a chiropractor soon.