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Flu and Cold
If you have a cold, cough, sore throat or other respiratory tract infection, you may want to avoid taking ibuprofen and using steam inhalation, as researchers say neither will work and may even prolong the illness or make it worse, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.
A fever (pyrexia) is defined as an elevation of body temperature above the normal range, due to a change in the body’s temperature set-point. A fever should not be confused with hyperthermia. Hyperthermia is an elevation of body temperature due to the inability of the body to dissipate heat as rapidly as heat is being accumulated.