Flu fever reduction could increase influenza cases and deaths
(dailyRx News) When people start to run a fever from the flu, they often turn to medications like ibuprofen to bring the fever down. But it seems this common strategy might be dangerous.
Canadian researchers have concluded that fever-reducing medications may actually help to spread the flu and even lead to more flu deaths.
Why is this? Because fever is an immune response that fights the flu virus. Medicines that reduce the fever can stop this process so that folks may still be infectious and able to pass along the virus to others.
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