Can you re­ally break a fever with a cold wash­cloth on your fore­head?

Men's Health (South Africa) - - ASK MH -

It’s not a cure, but it’s good for relief and can help lower your body tem­per­a­ture a bit, says James De­war, of the Univer­sity of Pittsburgh Med­i­cal Cen­tre. But it won’t cool your blood or treat the cause of the fever. It’s like putting ice cubes in a boil­ing pot. “It will bring tem­po­rary relief, but as soon as the ice melts, the boil­ing starts again,” says Dr De­war.

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