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Cold Sprite or 7up can cure fever?

Well I'm suffering from a fever right now, using the traditional way trying to stop it (medicine, medico ethanol and stuff), but seems to work quite little tbh. And then my friends told me that a big bottle of cold Sprite or 7up is good for curing fever, I mean, is it true? Anyone's ever tried that?

Anyway, just curious, if this traditional way isn't helping then tomorrow I'm going to try Sprite or 7up, or both...
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Ginger Ale is best.
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Ginger Ale is best.
What is that? Ginger with boiled coca cola/pepsi?
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Re: Cold Sprite or 7up can cure fever?

I think the doctor told my mother to give me 7up when I was younger and sick.

So yeah I think it can help.
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Re: Cold Sprite or 7up can cure fever?

I don't see how it can help, but it can't really hurt, either.

As a parent, I've been told to let the fever run it's course if it's under 101F (38.3 C). Anything over that, use Tylenol (acetaminophen). Milder fevers are a good thing as it shows your body is fighting an infection.

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I knew someone who was a nurse and she said drinking cola was good when your stomach hurts, it did help!

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I knew someone who was a nurse and she said drinking cola was good when your stomach hurts, it did help!
Yep, drinking cola really helps a lot in that case, stomach will get a needed sugar bomb, of course you can´t drink whole bottle in 5 minutes...it´s not very helpful when you have more serious problems like stomach flu though.

I remember my doctor told me to drink a bit of cold cola when I had a sore throat(!) so probably those soda drinks are more helpful than we think...however for fever I used to take medicaments with paracetamol, they are actually pretty reliable here.

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Tonic water or just take an asperin...both will help take your temperature down

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Cold drinks hurt, when you have fever you usually have your throat swollen and cold drinks will only make it worse. I've always heard that tonic water helps tho

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I remember my doctor told me to drink a bit of cold cola when I had a sore throat(!)
i usually drink white martini it really helps
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I could never take that much sugar at once.

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Here people drink boiled coke with lemon or ginger when you having cold or something

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Re: Cold Sprite or 7up can cure fever?

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What is that? Ginger with boiled coca cola/pepsi?
We have a few brands of ginger ale here in the US...just another soda flavor. Raspberry ginger ale is really good.


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