Do not feel like working or going to school tomorrow but lack of proper excuses to ask for a leave? I bet you've racked your wits about how to make yourself sick "naturally" to get away from the tedious work or boring classes. The hard part about faking sickness is how to make it more believable so that your boss or teacher would buy it and be willing to give you a one-day break to fighting the sickness.

How to Make Yourself "Sick"

How to make yourself sick, in fact, is not as difficult as it seems. The trick is to know the proper way and fake the symptoms to a proper degree so that others will know you are not feeling well but won't take you to a doctor.

Faking a Cold

Normally, many people complain of feeling weird a day before they contract a cold. So if you want it to be more convincing, start to fake some symptoms one day before. Act as if you are having a fever or feeling a slight headache a day before the day you are planning to fake a cold. Additionally, you should go to bed early. The following day, you are supposed to fake the symptoms of a cold. However, you should keep them mild, as a common cold is not a serious condition. Some of the symptoms you should fake are:

  • Runny nose

  • Cough

  • Sneezing

  • Sore throat

  • Nasal congestion

  • Fever

While you are supposed to display all the symptoms, you should be careful not to overdo any of them. For instance, you may be good at coughing and end up overdoing it, as compared to the other symptoms. As a tip, you may go to a party the day before your planned day of getting sick and scream so loud that you lose your voice. This could be a perfect resemblance of a sore throat. Again, it is important to pretend that you are having a runny nose. To do this, you should inhale quickly as though thin mucous was coming out of the nose.


Faking Fever

How to get sick fast should no longer be a problem. Just read on to find out how you can fake a fever. To effectively fake a fever, you should know how you can cause the symptoms. Again, you should try not to overdo it. Faking a really high fever can result in you being taken to a doctor and get busted. As such, you should keep the symptoms moderate.

  • Faking sweating: To fake sweating, you should carry out a vigorous exercise, such as running up and down in your room. If you are afraid that someone may notice, you may tighten your muscles at intervals until you begin sweating. While doing this, be sure that you breathe normally. Overdoing this can make your face turn red and should be avoided.

  • Faking shivers: If you are faking a fever, it is important that you fake shivering at some point. To do this, you may tighten the arm muscles very hard. Alternatively, you may conceal some ice under your clothes. This will make you shiver a bit.

  • Faking loss of appetite: This is an important symptom if you are trying to fake a fever. If someone offers you something to eat, you should reject it. At some point, try to eat something and in the middle of it pretend that you do not want it anymore. This will prove loss of appetite to those next to you.

  • Faking fever temperature: The only way to fake a thermometer reading is to hold it to hold it close to a hot object and take the readings. However, you should not let the temperature go too high as it may break the thermometer then you just screwed it up.


Faking a Headache

To fake a headache, you have to fake a number of symptoms, such as pain, sensitivity to light, irritability and going to sleep early.

  • Faking the pain: While faking a headache, you should make someone notice that you are having some pain by squeezing the head using both hands while looking down from time to time. To make it more believable, you should also close your eyes. You may also make some noises to attract attention.

  • Faking sensitivity to light: While you may not need to fake this symptom, you should pretend that it hurts in the head when someone suddenly allows light into a rather dark room. This may be when someone suddenly opens a curtain to let light into a room.

  • Faking irritability: Basically, people suffering from a headache get annoyed easily. Therefore, you should pretend being easily irritated by minute things. No one will want to have a colleague who is pissing everyone off. This should work when you are faking a headache to be allowed to go home early. If it is at school, you may attempt to annoy the teacher. You will be probably sent home, even without you asking for it.

  • Go to sleep early: When faking a headache, you should try not to be too active and go to bed very early. You should also avoid making sudden movements. When suffering from a headache, sudden movements will hurt the head. For instance, you should get up from the couch slowly. You may also notify your parents that you are going to bed early because you have a headache. You may also pretend to fall asleep during the day. Your parents will then wake you up and send you to bed. This will make them believe that you are having a headache.

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  • FEVER ROCKSNov.21 20:38
    I got 104.3 fever by just playing on the computer!!
  • JanasananaNov.13 03:17
    I need help what is the most effective way to get fever overnight?I'm pretty healthy so simply putting onion is not working urghh
  • LoveBug#1Nov.2 12:51
    At home I have a thermometer you swipe across your forehead and it takes about 5 seconds to read the temp. How do I trigger it then? Do I make my forehead hot?
  • CheesecakeOct.19 21:02
    prepare a cup of water and hide it behind the toilet door. after breakfast run to the toilet, pause just before you get there, and then smash the door open (won't work if there is someone using it) and loudly pour the cup in the toilet while making retching sounds. Flush straight away to get rid of the fact that u did not actually throw up.
  • YasirOct.6 10:43
    want to get sick, have a cold water bath and stand in front of your ac at its minimum temperature and wear wet clothes before sleeping next morning will be very cold morning for you run the ac all over night without any cover on you. Happy fever to you.
  • mickyOct.5 15:29
    Eat naphthalene balls ,drink some toilet cleaner and then then apologise to god I'll never do that again coz you are more important to your parents and god has already done whatever he can do by giving you a birth as a human child and not any kind of animal or much worst thing on this planet , so plz enjoy your life as much as possible and plz for god's sake do not search any of these rubbish things online ... If you still think that you are doing it right then , you can eat rat killer too... Don't worry If you didn't get it I'll give you and then you'll not have to go to the school , collage etc ...... But one last thing , keep Your parents in mind while doing these types of shity things.... B coz you mean a lot to them.
  • Bianca EVANSSep.19 21:53
    What you need to really do is to eat a LOT of the same food , for example: sausages (I used that) and your stomach will get tired of it and start to reject it.
  • LIFE SUCKSJul.25 20:28
    I really want to get sick really bad or commit Sucide u HATE my parents they piss me off everyday
  • @ : Ikr I really feel like committing suicide right know because of them.
  • FLYING DORITOSep.15 02:02
    @ : Same
  • HemonieJan.10 21:00
    @ : I don't hate my Parents, but my classmates are just people I dislike a lot. I just want to kill everyone sometimes.
  • Unknown .1Jul.13 21:10
    I have something that gives you a real fever/cold get a bunch of blankets/94inch teddy bear and put it on you and tell your parents you are just cold then the next day tell them you dont feel well and your tempiture will be 99.9 100.6 97.3 94.2 101.7(p.s it actually works 'cause I'm sick right now)
  • amarJul.6 10:53
    I can help u all guys i have a trick that will bring fever in few hours just u need to do is that take a slice of onion and keep it under ur shoulders and if someone wanna check temperature just take thermometer n rub it between both your hands like we do in winters to increase hand temperature n u will get even 108 if u continuesly rub it really works i have tried
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