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Fever And Allergies
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. ...Read more
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
Son is coughing, sneezing and has a runny nose. Pollen is bad. Think its allergies. But running a fever at night. Could it be allergies? Dr or no?
Do you run a low grade fever (99.4) with allergies I gave a white patch and a white dot at the back of my throat Kind of sore and kind of hard swollow?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Go to the doctor: Nope. You go to see your family doctor. Having a refer is not a reason to go to the hospital? ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What would make you run a fever and your urine culture to come back abnormal, but you don't have a uti?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Children & Fever: No. It is not normal. Fevers are significantly dangerous in the young. This child's pediatrician must evaluate him urgently. ...Read more
Deep breathe & cough: Most common for low grade temperature a few days after surgery is atelectasis. You need to take frequent deep inhalations and cough to open the lungs up. The second common cause of low grade temp is dehydration. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids throughout the day. Both these measures ensure a smoother post op recovery. ...Read more
See Pediatrician: Cough and fever probably viral in origin and just happens to be teething at same time. Check in w your pediatrician. Also, 1st dental cm-up w a pediatric dental specialist as soon as 1st tooth erupts. Pedodontist will do exam, diet and oral hygiene instruction, Fluoride balancing, crania-facial growth and development evaluation, and will begin the bonding process w your child. Don't put it off. ...Read more
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