Post # 1
My fiance has a bad fever…he feels so hot! I am making him rest and drink water and all that good stuff. However, he’s super cold, with lots of blankets on, and we have the heater on high.
I don’t know why, but is it bad to put the thermostat up if you already have a fever? I would like to do what is best and would help, but I don’t know what that is.
Does anyone know if its good/bad to turn the heat up when you already have a fever but feel cold?
Post # 3
A fever means that he is over heating internally! His body is trying to cool him down through sweating and that is why he feels cold!
You do not want to add to that by keeping him under a bunch of blankets and especially do NOT turn up the thermostat.
Try decreasing his core temperature by taking advil and putting cold damp wash cloths on his neck, forhead and arms!
Hope he feels better soon!
Post # 4
thanks…that’s what I thought. 🙂
Post # 5
Yeah he really shouldn’t be under a bunch of blankets, and definitely don’t turn the heat up! His body needs to be able to cool itself off. And give him some tylenol.
Post # 6
I don’t think you should put the thermostat up too high, but what I always do is use a lot of blankets, drink a lot of hot tea, and sweat it out. If he’s cold, this will make him more comfortable too. Hope he feels better!
Post # 7
I hope he feels better soon! Mine is also under the weather. I had to beg him go to the doctor today since I am not there to take care of him. He was being really stubborn and saying “I’m not sick”, lol. Men!
Post # 8
The best thing you can do for him is to make sure he is drinking lots of fluids (warm or cold, whatever he prefers–water, non-caffeinated tea, or sparkling water, etc.), which will keep him hydrated and also help him flush out the toxins and/or bugs that are in his body, and definitely give him Tylenol or Theraflu or some other fever reducer. You may not want to turn the heat up but I don’t think it’s bad to have him under blankets because you want to make him comfortable–having the severe chills when you have a fever is a pretty miserable experience and you do want to alleviate that a little bit. If you have a bathtub a soothing bath with some eucaltyptus or lavender can also be really helpful at both calming the fever feel and reducing aches and pains.
Also, make sure you are taking care of yourself! Wash your hands frequently or use hand santizer when you can’t wash your hands and try to keep kisses on the cheek (it’s hard I know but you don’t want to get sick too!)
Post # 9
Fluids and Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
*usual disclaimers apply* 🙂
Post # 10
My FI is sick too and typical man, he refuses to go the doctor. Like a previous poster said, keep cool rags on him and if he will, a lukewarm bath is really good for breaking a fever.
Post # 11
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Try putting a wet washcloth on his forehead.
Post # 12
You need to try to cool him actually. Put cool washclothes on his forhead, take his blankets away, leave him just one thin one if he really wants it. He could take a cool shower (like bathtub temp). He just needs to get his body temp down anyway possible, even though he says he’s freezing!
Post # 13
Thanks girls for all your help! He was burnin’ up yesterday and I did all the stuff you recommended…and he actually cooled down quite a bit. He stayed home from work today…but his fever is up again, but not as bad as yesterday.
Its funny, a few of you (like pennednpapered) saying that your men try to deny they’re sick. My fiance is SUCH a big baby when he’s sick….he can’t do anything!
Lol, Its cute though.
Post # 14
As long as his fever isnt too high its actually a good thing. A fever is a sign of our bodies white blood cell count increasing to fight off an infection. A fever around 100 or 101 is our bodies natural defense and should not be brought down too rapidly. Like others mentioned make sure he drinks a lot of fluids. Staying under blankets if he feels cold is not a bad thing at all.
Post # 15
Little bit late to this. But best thing to do is take Tylenol regularly to keep the fever down.