Fever : Feed or Starve

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Leareth, Jul 12, 2006.

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What should one do with a fever?

  1. Eat more!!!

    4 vote(s)
    14.8%
  2. Eat less!!!

    10 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. Normal routine

    2 vote(s)
    7.4%
  4. Curl up and whimper

    11 vote(s)
    40.7%
  1. Leareth macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    #1
    Hi Guys
    just a quick poll to see your opinions

    I have had a fever of 38.8C (101.8 For others) for the last 5 days, now that in its self is not unusual for me, what is is the fact I have absolutely no appetite , usually when I am ill I clear out the fridge and cupboards. Now, I haven't had solid food in three days, the very thought of food repulses me.

    So I ask you do you think a fever should be starved, feed more, or left alone try to keep regular routine ?

    thanks...
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

    OutThere

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    #2
    Option 5) Visit a doctor to see why you're running such a high fever for so many days.
     
  3. Josh macrumors 68000

    Josh

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    #3
    Feed a cold, starve a fever.

    A fever means your immune system is up and running, "all systems go." Eating in most cases will increase your temperature, which is not what you want right now.

    When you feel weak and/or chilled is when you want to eat while sick.
     
  4. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    #4
    like I said not unusual for me, my doctors worry only after 2 weeks...:(
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  7. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Gotta agree with Yellow. Probably the worst thing that can happen is you get dehydrated which makes you even weaker. Eat some, but less than what you normally would.

    (I just clicked curl up and whimper cause it was funny).
     
  8. mrfrosty macrumors 6502

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    In the UK we have a drink called Lucozade. In it's original form its the ultimate "poorly drink". It can pretty much cure anything. Its even better than a nice cup of tea !

    Of course now there are Lucozde sports drinks and everything but the original flavour is the one that really works !
     
  9. Leareth thread starter macrumors 68000

    Leareth

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    #9
    I am drinking an electrolyte drink right now - warm...
    cold stuff making me feel worse...
     
  10. count chocula macrumors 6502a

    count chocula

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    ginger ale and jello too. eat when you're hungry.
     
  11. iSaint macrumors 603

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    #11
    Check with another doctor. Any fever over a few days is not healthy.
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    #12
    eat when your hungry.
    lots of fluids. ginger ale or some such.
    crackers if you get hungry.
     

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