A 52-year-old female asked:
i am on enbral and starting a cold is there any thing i can't take for the cold. no fever?
5 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 37 years experience
No interaction: Enbrel (etanercept) will not cause a problem with most cold medications or antibiotics. When on Enbrel (etanercept) infections should be taken more seriously. You should contact your doctor if you are developing an infection.
Specializes in Rheumatology
Enbrel (etanercept) and "cold": Start increasing fluids and stop Enbrel (etanercept) if you develop a fever.
Pediatrics 54 years experience
COLDs: There are many over the counter rx like sudafed, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , Claritin , etc. Just ask the pharmacist.
Dermatology 57 years experience
See your DR: Continue your folic acid........I assume you take it daily. Many times we advise people to delay taking Enbrel (etanercept) and Methotrexate when they have an infection. "starting a cold" does not provide enough information to make a valid judgment.. Meds for a "cold" are of limited use, for symptoms only. Don't fall for the shrill claims for all sorts of vitamins, nostrums, herbs, homeopathic products, etc.
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Virus: This is a viral upper respiratory tract infection that just runs its course. You may take fluids, tylenol (acetaminophen) and, if necessary, decongestant medications. For hacking cough, over the counter cough syrups should be tolerated. Even on Enbrel you should be able to handle a simple head cold. See your physician for prolonged symptoms, fever, deep productive coughs, shaking chills or heavy sweats.
A 28-year-old member asked:
I have flu like symptoms but no fever?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Go see doctor: It can be other illnesses, medications, or other issues. If it is not resolved by now, you should be seen.
A 24-year-old member asked:
At what point should I go to a doctor if I have a cold with no fever (duration, severity, etc.)?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 14 years experience
7-10 days: If you're having cough, runny nose, sore throat symptoms without a fever that is not improving at all after about a week, it'd be appropriate to see a physician. That's about the time cold symptoms should be improving. A note about fevers and colds/flu - fevers usually present at the beginning of an illness. When you get new fevers a week in, then that's abnormal and you should get seen.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Could I have the real flu or do I just have a cold? I have almost no fever.
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Rhinovirus infection: Rhinovirus infections causes upper respiratory tract symptoms without a fever that is associated with several other viral infections such as influenza virus and parainfluenza virus.
I found a huge bump somewhere it should not be, should I be concerned? I have no fever and no other bumps but that one.
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not : Not enough info here to provide an answer. Location? Size? Color? Warmth? Tenderness? Drainage? Texture (hard, soft, squishy)?
A 25-year-old female asked:
Can you have strep with no fever?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Fever is far from universal with a streptococcal infection.
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