Fever is a symptom that occurs when the normal body temperature, which ranges between 36.5° and 37.5°, goes over this level, generating chills, discomfort and other ailments such as headache or muscle aches. If at any time, for whatever reason, you've had the need of increasing your body temperature or faking a fever, check out the tricks in this OneHowTo article and find out how to fake a fever fast.
Firstly, if you want to fake a fever fast and also bring your body temperature up so you can pretend in front of another person, try putting a cloth under the hot water tap and press it on your forehead for a few seconds. Then if someone touches your forehead to check your temperature, they will see that you are warm and slightly flushed.
Also, wearing some kind of thermal or lined clothing, and eating hot meals or drinking hot liquids - whether tea, soup, stew, etc. - will also help to increase body temperature quickly and you'll find it easier to make it look like you have a fever.
It has been shown that foods that are rich in vitamin B are best for bringing up body temperature, so take advantage of them.
A thermometer is a tool we use regularly to reliably measure the average body temperature. There are some tricks you can do in order to raise the temperature reading on the thermometer and fake a fever fast:
- A simple way to make the thermometer read a few degrees higher is to rub the tip of it with your fingers as fast as possible. This way it will heat quickly and go up to the temperature you want.
- If you have a heat source nearby, there's nothing more effective than putting the thermometer next to it for a few moments. Make sure the temperature doesn't shoot up and reach very high levels, because then it won't be very believable.
- And the classic trick to immediately raise the temperature of the thermometer is to use the heat generated by a light bulb. Put the thermometer near a light and wait a few seconds until it reaches a temperature of 38° or 39°, approximately.
- If your thermometer is one with mercury inside, then you can also raise the temperature by soaking it in very hot water. Make sure that the water isn't boiling hot, as this could cause the mercury thermometer to explode, which can be dangerous to your health.
Fever is characterised by symptoms such as chills, feeling cold, headache, muscle aches and general discomfort. So you should also take this into account if, in addition to actually increasing your body temperature, you want to look like you're really suffering from a fever. Watery eyes and pink cheeks are also a side-effect of fever, so you can use blush to make your cheeks look flushed and eye drops to make your eyes glossy.
This article is merely informative, OneHowTo does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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