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I suffer from running nose, continuous sneezing and occasional fevers on a frequent basis. The reasons are mostly cold or allergies. How to stop this?

I suffer from running nose, continuous sneezing and occasional fevers on a frequent basis. The reasons are mostly cold or allergies. How to stop this?

Different way: The runny nose from allergies is often controlled by antihistamine (tablet or spray) and nasal steroid. The runny nose from cold is more difficult to control but there is a rx spray which may reduce it significantly. Allergies do not cause a fever unless it is complicated by severe sinusitis.

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I haven't been diagnosed with a peanut allergy, but every time I smell or get near any peanut or nut product, my throat gets itchy, and I feel hot as if I were running a fever, I brake out in hives and my throat starts to close up If do take Benadryl rig

I haven't been diagnosed with a peanut allergy, but every time I smell or get near any peanut or nut product, my throat gets itchy, and I feel hot as if I were running a fever, I brake out in hives and my throat starts to close up If do take Benadryl rig

Allergy: This is consistent with severe life-threatening peanut allergy. It is not uncommon for allergic patients to experience symptoms with inhaled allergen alone and this is predictive of heightened severity of reactions with ingestion. Confirm with an Allergist. Carrying an epipen at all times would be highly recommended. Do not rely on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) alone.

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In my region, pollen levels are the highest in the last 50 years. I have a sore throat, running nose and am very tired, no fever. Allergy or cold?

In my region, pollen levels are the highest in the last 50 years. I have a sore throat, running nose and am very tired, no fever. Allergy or cold?

Probably cold: Allergies can sometimes cause mild irritation of the throat, but it shouldn't be downright painful. They are also usually accompanied by sneezing and itching of the eyes and nose. With sore throat and fatigue, I would suspect a cold, which may not present with fever. Get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of fluids. See your doctor if you have any questions or if your don't feel better in a few days.

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Can you run a fever with a uti?

Can you run a fever with a uti?

Yes absolutely: You can have a fever with uti- especially if it is a significant infection. Go to see your doctor to get checked.

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If you run a fever for more than 3 days should I go to the hospital?

If you run a fever for more than 3 days should I go to the hospital?

Go to the doctor: Nope. You go to see your family doctor. Having a refer is not a reason to go to the hospital?

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Can you run a fever a week after a prostate biopsy?

Can you run a fever a week after a prostate biopsy?

Contact MD: High fevers 1-3 days following biopsy may need urgent attention, with concern for blood infection. You can get sick very fast, so better be safe and call md. Beyond that, if a low grade prostate infection has occured, that could be assoc with fevers. Many urologists now give 2 antibiotics in preparation for biopsy, to reduce the risk of blood infection, especially from resistant bacteria.

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Do you always run a fever with the flu?

Do you always run a fever with the flu?

Yes: First you need to be careful what you are calling the "flu". Many refer to stomach virus causing gastroenteritis as the flu and you may not run much fever with that but the true "flu" is really influenza which is a respiratory disease and almost always causes fever except in the extremely debilitated who may not be able mount much fever in response to a virus.

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Why do lupus patients run fevers at night?

Why do lupus patients run fevers at night?

Fever: Sle is an inflammatory condition in which fevers are not uncommon. Would not, however, make the assumption that the fever in any given individual is due to their sle, since they are more susceptible to infection than the normal person, and the drugs they are taking may make them even more liable to infection. They should be seen by a doctor and evaluated thoroughly.

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Recurrent uti. Still running fever 2 weeks later.

Recurrent uti. Still running fever 2 weeks later.

Get re-evaluated: If you are still having fevers then your infection may not have been adequately treated, possibly because organism is resistant. Need repeat urine culture and possibly imaging to assess for access. Also other causes for infection other than urinary should be considered.

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Can you have chills and low fever from allergies?

Can you have chills and low fever from allergies?

Not really: I think the only time that might happen is if you have an infection as well... Such as acute bronchitis or sinusitis.

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Why does a person run high fever when they are dying?

Why does a person run high fever when they are dying?

Not all: High fever is not always present in people dying. It is likely if the pt has an infection. Fever can be caused by tumors, allergies, antibiotics, autoimmune disorders.

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Is it normal to run a fever while taking an antibiotic?

Is it normal to run a fever while taking an antibiotic?

The underlying: Health problem may be causing the fever. A fever is usually not suppressed immediately after starting an antibiotic.

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Can receiving 7 allergy shots for the first time cause a fever?

Can receiving 7 allergy shots for the first time cause a fever?

Unlikely: Allergy injections (allergen immunotherapy) can lead to allergic reactions but not fever. Another cause of the fever should be sought. Immunizations from other vaccines can be associated with fever. It is unclear why a person would receive 7 allergy shots unless they were at intervals of weekly dosing.

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I'm still running low grade fever after 2 weeks. What's going on?

I'm still running low grade fever after 2 weeks. What's going on?

Infection: Depends on your pmhx. Female/ male. Urine infection, tonsil/ uri/abscess/ pid/ rarely tb, typhoid, diverticulosis, HIV related infections. Hodgkin's disease. See pmd for basic evaluation.

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more