Blake Snow

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Breaking a Fever

I got sick late yesterday afternoon. It’s either a really bad cold or a mild flu. Regardless, I’m not feeling on top of my game, but I’m thankful for the human body principally the whole fever bit.

A fever is the body’s reaction to disease or infection. It is a self defense mechanism. The body raises its internal body heat in an effort to kill off the infection. It obviously can get dangerous when reaching high levels, but usually the fever will break.

Mine broke early this morning at about 5am. Other than waking up soaked in sweat, I felt extremely better. I have no idea why a fever finally decides to “break” or if it’s just a wives tale, but I’m grateful for the human body and its inherent defense mechanisms. Now back to sleep…