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Fever-
Do...
* Take acetaminophen (which is found in Tylenol) as directed to lower your fever temporarily until the illness makes its way through your system.
* Drink plenty of liquids. A fever can ... more 
Fever-
Do...
* Take acetaminophen (which is found in Tylenol) as directed to lower your fever temporarily until the illness makes its way through your system.
* Drink plenty of liquids. A fever can cause perspiration, and if you don’t replenish those fluids, you could become dehydrated.

Related: 6 Natural Cold-Prevention Strategies

Don’t...
* Try to work through it. Going to the gym or out for drinks with friends can further stress your body and hamper recovery.
* Cool your skin with ice packs when you overheat; ice can actually burn your skin. Use a cold washcloth instead.

Call your doctor if…
* You have a fever that’s over 101 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a headache and neck pain, or your fever doesn’t break after two solid days. Most fevers are viral and go away in a day or two. But in some cases a fever could be the sign of something more serious, like a kidney infection, pneumonia, or meningitis.
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Tue, Nov 8, 2011 6:29 PM EST
By Donna Fennessy, Images by Jen Corace



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