When a person experiences an abnormally high body temperature, this is referred to as pyrexia, or fever. There’s an interesting debate within the medical community regarding the best way to handle patients who have this going on. Allow me to share my two cents…
Why do we grill hamburgers before eating them? It’s because eating raw meat can make you very sick! So how do we prevent this from happening? We fire up the grill and cook the meat until it reaches a certain temperature internally. By the time this occurs, bacteria that could have potentially hurt us is rendered harmless.
The reason our body develops a fever is because our brain detects something within our bloodstream that doesn’t belong. It responds by “firing up the grill” and raising our internal temperature. This makes it very difficult for bacteria and germs to survive.
This means fevers are intended to help us! They’re unpleasant, but if it helps get rid of something that doesn’t belong inside my body, then I’ll just tough it out. So in my opinion, popping pills to reduce a moderate fever is counterproductive.