on March 26, 2014
at 03:26 PM
I guess the idea is to raise the temperature above what an invading virus/bacteria can handle, the same as what a fever would do as a part of the immune system.
Of course, if we stay too hot for too long, there's damage done. We do have built in cooling systems that would fight an external attempt to heat up... breath, sweating for example.
So if anything, this questions the idea that we should take drugs to address fevers (unless the temperature goes high above 103F (39.4 C).