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A patient suffering from high fever is advised to put wet clot strips on his forehead. Why? - Physics

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A patient suffering from high fever is advised to put wet clot strips on his forehead. Why?

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Solution

Water in wet strips evaporates taking latent heat required for evaporation from the forehead. The temperature of the forehead (body of the patient) falls and he feels relieved.

Concept: Change of State of Matter - Concept of Evaporation
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Selina Concise Physics Class 8 ICSE
Chapter 1 Matter
Short/Long Answer Questions | Q 27 | Page 17
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