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Adult Fever
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While a fever may cause you discomfort, keep in mind that it's your body's natural reaction and defense against a viral or bacterial infection. But you can take measures to help ease the discomfort.
Take It Easy
When you're active, your body heat rises. Being active with a fever may cause your body heat to rise even higher, possibly leading to heatstroke and increasing the risk of dehydration. So when you have a fever, it's important you get the rest you need to recover. Don't try and power through a fever by overexerting yourself.

Chill Out
When the "chills" accompany a fever, wearing layer upon layer of clothing may interfere with reducing a fever. Instead of bundling up, wear a single layer of light clothing so your body can ventilate and cool down naturally.
Here's to Water
Water makes up about 60% of the human body. So make sure you're getting enough. Because sweating is your body's natural cooling system, it's important to stay hydrated when you have a fever. It's recommended that you drink 8 eight-ounce cups of water a day. The more active you are, the more water your body needs.

Wash Your Hands
The best way to avoid a fever is to minimize your exposure to germs. The best way to do that is to keep your hands clean, and avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. Frequent hand washing is not just a must for employees, it's a must for everyone.
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