I was discussing with a team mate on how to cure the (common) flu virus. We had a disagreement about the body temperature effect.
- Con: Some argued that it's better to lower temperature, as it is a practice by nurses.
- Pro: others argued it's better to raise one's temperature due to the effect on the virus.
- Does raising temperature –either by covering or metabolizing– help treat influenza?
- What is the mechanism behind it?