The classic kid trick of putting a thermometer on a light bulb to fake a fever or if you were really desperate rubbing your tongue over it super fast in hopes to up it that one degree. All done in hopes of a day at home under the duvet rather than having to tackle Mrs. Simmon’s killer algebra questions.
But we no longer need to trick our Mum’s into letting us skip the maths test and you may just see a fever as a pain that’s getting in the way of your everyday life. However, they are also an important message from your body and one that you should listen to. Fevers tell you that your body is trying to fight off an infection and they play an important role in that fight. Read on to learn what your fever is saying to you, what they are doing and how you should treat them.