fever and chickenpox

robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au robert at chironex.jcu.edu.au
Thu Sep 29 19:31:39 EST 1994


In article <359c6l$qml at www.interramp.com> pp000165 at interramp.com writes:
> Hi, does anyone have any info regarding the detrimental effect of
> fever-reducing drugs in the recovery of viral diseases?
> Somewhere, I'm sure I saw jsut this about chickenpox!
> 
Well, the slight increase in temperature is supposed to beef up the production 
of antibodies, so anything to slow that production down may have detrimental 
effects.



Cheers,



Robert

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