What does 'feed a cold, starve a fever' mean?


What does 'feed a cold, starve a fever' mean?

'Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever':

The common cold, or infectious rhinitis, is one of the most common illnesses that plague human beings. Fevers are also extremely common, but they can be caused by a number of different illnesses.

Answer and Explanation:

'Feed a cold, starve a fever' refers to the traditional belief that the proper treatment for a cold is eating adequately, and the appropriate course...

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