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Can You Have The Flu Without A Fever
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
Can you get the flu on the summer? Also can you have the flu even if you don't have a fever? (I rarely get fever unless I'm very sick)
If someone were to have a low grade fever from a lupus flare, would antibiotics get rid of the fever?
If you get a bacterial infection..will you have a fever right away as a symptom, or does a fever develop after some time of having the infection. ??
Highly unlikely: The symptoms of meningitis are fever, stiff neck, head ache, altered mental status and in some cases seizures. Viral meningitis is usually milder than bacterial meningitis . It would be very unusual to have bacterial meningitis without a fever. This would only occur in the very elderly or the severely immunosuppressed. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can you get sepsis without a cough or fever, in other words, can you have an infection that suddenly leads to sepsis without warning symptoms first?
Sure!: Oh, sure, why not? Seriously, yes, you can. Sometimes though the diarrhea follows a few days later, just to make things more special. Keep well hydrated, consider a probiotic, and keep foods simple. Consult a doc if dehydration occurs, or if vomiting isn't stopping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have the flu without a sore throat or a cough and would the results to a flu test show after two days?
Les likely w/o cough: A significant non-productive cough is one of the main features of a true influenza viral infection (the flu), along with abrupt onset of muscle aches, fever, fatigue. Sore throat is not a necessary symptom of the flu, but lack of a cough makes it less likely. Commercial tests for influenza virus, should be able to detect infection in two days, but they care not 100% accurate. ...Read more
When pregnant can you have listeriosis without any symptoms? Or will you always have symptoms? Is stuffy, runny nose a symtpom?
Not likely: Asymptomatic infection is rare. Usually diarrhea, not sniffles. From a medical textbook: "Obstetricians may receive calls from pregnant patients who ate food implicated in an outbreak of listeriosis that frequently receives wide media publicity. It is reasonable to reassure the asymptomatic patient and to recommend cultures of stool and blood for patients with any symptoms, including diarrhea." ...Read more
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