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Fly and mosquito allergies: can the bites from them cause fevers?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Insect bite allergy: Insect bite allergy does not cause fever. However insects can act as vector to carry different pathogens and can transmit those when it bite you. Several diseases can be caused by insect bite can make you have a fever e.g. Dengue fever, malaria, west nile encephalitis... Fly can carry bacteria and cause diarrhea.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do allergies sometimes cause a fever?

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Dr. Dennis Diaz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
No: By themselves, allergies don't cause fever. Getting a secondary acute infection of the sinuses due to congestion and blockage of the nose and nasal passages may lead to fever.

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