Tend to Your Temperature

During this cold and flu season, make sure you know the many ways to treat fevers. Fevers occur when the body is trying to fight off an infection and they tend to be uncomfortable to the person experiencing them. Symptoms include a temperature > 100°F, sweating, chills, headache, muscle aches, loss of appetite and fatigue. To remedy your fever, drink lots of fluids (water or an electrolyte replacement) and rest as much as possible. Over-the-counter medications like Motrin and Tylenol can also help reduce a fever. If a fever exceeds 104°F, consult your healthcare provider.