How to Fake a Fever
If you want to get out of something with a cold, you can do that by keeping your face warm, warm, and sweaty. You can also heat the thermometer to get “proof” of your high temperature. If you add a few other symptoms, such as low energy and a stuffy nose, you’ll be on your way to skip school, get used to it, or have that dreaded dinner party.
Increasing Thermometer Temperature
Launch the thermometer under hot water to adjust quickly. If you are trying to convince someone that you have a fever, you may need to lie about reading the thermometer. Another way to increase the temperature on a thermometer is to use hot water. Place the tip under the tap with warm water, and leave it there until the temperature exceeds 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit (38.1 degrees Celsius).
Note the word ‘quick fix.’ This usually lasts about 2-3 minutes, maybe 4 minutes.
Do not let the temperature of the thermometer exceed 102 degrees Fahrenheit (39 degrees Celsius) – you can be arrested for lying or being rushed to the hospital unnecessarily! The latter may be possible while it is still a possible temperature, but if the temperature rises above 107 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius) you will be seen as a participant.
Move the mercury thermometer to increase the reading. Moving the mercury thermometer while holding the tip can increase the temperature. Be careful, though, because if you are very violent, it will reach an unbearably high temperature and you will be fired for lying. Also, do not shake violently until you have broken the glass.
A mercury thermometer is a type with a metal tip at the end of 1. Another thermometer is glass and has numbers printed on it. Mercury rises in a thermometer to indicate temperature.
Hold it with a metal tip as you move it. Point the entire thermometer upside down, and move it back and forth so that the reading temperature rises.
Hold the thermometer as quietly as possible with 1 hand. Hold the tip of the thermometer between your thumb and index finger on the other side. Rub your thumb and finger as quickly as possible to increase the reading on the thermometer.
A digital thermometer is usually a plastic frame with a metal tip and a digital readout on the other side.
Eat or drink something warm before you take your breath in your mouth. This works best if you know that someone is going to watch you take your temperature. Eat or drink something warm, such as soup or tea, just before they take your temperature. Hold a small amount of food or drink in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing. You can wait until someone comes to check on you to take your temperature and then swallow it quickly.
You can also save some warm liquid under your tongue to attach to the thermometer during study time.
Do not make the drink hot enough to burn your mouth. It should feel comfortable in your mouth, not in pain.
In some cases, if you have a trusted parent/caregiver, you can learn what the thermometer “says” to them. As long as they don’t see it, and it’s not too far from your real temple.
Making yourself Warm, Warm, Sweaty
We heat your forehead with a hot water bottle or heat pad. Press a bottle of hot water on your forehead for a few minutes to feel warm when you touch it. Alternatively, use a low heat pad to warm your forehead, but be sure to place something between your face and the heating pad, such as a towel. You don’t want to burn yourself!
When someone comes in for a test and feels your forehead, it will be warm enough to think you have the flu.
Hot water bottles are an old-fashioned way to treat fever, and it has been used for decades with great success.
Eat spicy foods to raise the temperature naturally. Spicy foods, such as jalapeños, chiles, or peppers, can raise your body temperature. If you have something like this on hand, eat slowly to raise your natural temperature. Don’t overdo it, or — you don’t want to get sick or be in severe pain with something very spicy food!
If you overdose and eat something very spicy, drink milk. This will help reduce some of this heat.
Another great option is to try a curry dish. Try to eat that lunch before applying your symptoms.
Exercise or hide under a blanket to make yourself look fuller. The easiest thing to do is to cover your head with a blanket for a few minutes. The heat shown will make you look smoother, as well as increase the temperature on your forehead.
Alternatively, do some exercise, such as skipping jackets or running, to make your face whiter. The extra rosiness on your skin will make the fever more effective.
Squeeze a washcloth on your skin or spritz your face to make them sweat. Use a washcloth under warm water for a few minutes. When it’s warm, put it on your face, leave it there for a few minutes, then remove it. Alternatively, spray your face with a fine mist from a spray bottle filled with water, instead.
Make sure your face is not wet – you only want the appearance of sweaty, puffy skin.
Say you’re cold, you’re not hot. People with the flu often feel cold, even though their skin is warm when touched. If someone comes to check on you, make sure you are under the covers or wearing warm clothes. Tell them you have a cold and think you have a fever. They may tell you not to use too many pajamas to cool off. Tell them it is very cold. They may pull the garment off you. When they did, they complained that it was too cold.
Add a few subtle vibrations to make your action more believable. You do not need to shake your whole body; the trembling jaw will go a long way.
Pretend you’re tired. If you want to get rid of the flu, you can’t fly around like you’re feeling good. You need to drag your feet and pretend you are powerless. For example:
When you sit down, lean on your arm, as if you can’t even lift your head.
When standing, allow your body to move forward. You may even stumble over it and stumble a little.
Try lowering your eyes so that your eyes close slightly. This will make them look like they are too heavy to fully open.
Pretend you have no appetite. Another symptom of the flu is a lack of food. If someone asks if there is anything they can get for you, don’t ask for a hamburger and fry! Instead, ask for water, tea, or juice. Save snacks alone when you are alone, or ask for something light, such as toast or soup.
If you want to make an impact, cut down on even your favorite foods. This can help people to believe that you are really “sick”.
Snatch, sneeze or cough to catch a cold. Cold symptoms are often accompanied by a cold, so you can add a few sniffs, coughs, or sneezing to your action. Spread some tissue around your bed or your room to make it look more believable.
Eating spicy foods can also make your nose run faster!
Replace the head or abdomen with a cold. If you do not feel confident about getting cold sores, complain that you have a headache or stomach upset instead. Touch a part of your body that says it doesn’t feel right. If you pretend you have a stomach ache, go to the bathroom and wait longer than usual before returning.
Don’t overdo it. Your action should be real, non-dramatic, and unbelievable. Only add 1 or 2 symptoms to “fever” and do not pretend to be dying of a mysterious illness. If you take it too far, the person may see that you are cheating or believe in the action and will seek to take you to a doctor.
For example, you do not want to cough, say you need to clean and moan while rolling on the floor. That’s too small.
Confession When Arrested
Admit that you are making a fake when someone opposes you. If your parent catches you burning a thermometer or presses a hot water bottle over your head, admit that you are trying to track the flu. Even though you may be tempted to deny what you are doing, continuing to do so when you are caught will only get you into trouble.
For example, you could say, “You’re right, I was just pretending to be sick.”
Explain why you are lying. Your parents/guardians may be very upset that you are taking such extreme measures to stay home from school, not studying, or engaging in other activities. Be honest with yourself because you don’t want to go, rather than create a lot of lies. Share your feelings without making excuses.
For example, you could say, “I have a great history study today and I haven’t read it. I committed myself sick so as not to fail the test. ”
Apologize for lying. Now that you’ve been out in the open, apologize sincerely for trying to mislead them. Make it clear that you are aware that what you have done is wrong, and you agree to be more honest in the future. Realize that they may find it hard to trust you now that you have been lied to.
For example, you could say, “I’m sorry for what I did. I understand it was wrong, and I promise I won’t do it again.”
Accept the results. Your parent/guardian can punish you if he or she finds out. Instead of arguing or talking back, accept the consequences of lying and avoid repeating them.
Be careful not to get caught. You will have to work hard to regain their trust by being honest, trustworthy, and helpful.