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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Should I give my sick child a bath especially if she's running a fever?

Bathe as needed: I would be sure to use warm, not hot or cold water in the process. Cold water can trigger shivering & end up pushing the fever higher. If the kid is soiled or stinky, a good cleaning is therapeutic for everybody involved. ...Read more

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How do u know if ur sick or have allergies if there is no fever present?

How do u know if ur sick or have allergies if there is no fever present?

Allergies= no fever: Typically with allergies you don't have a fever. Symptoms include runny nose, stuffy nose, itchy nose, and post nasal drip. The best way to tell if you have allergies is to get allergy tested. ...Read more

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Can immunosuppressants prevent the body from running a fever when one is sick?

Can immunosuppressants prevent the body from running a fever when one is sick?

Usually not: Usually not. Anti-inflammatories (nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) or asa) can mask a fever but immunosuppressants tend not to affect the reaction of a fever. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 2 year old to only run fever at night, it runs at about 102?

Is it normal for my 2 year old to only run fever at night, it runs at about 102?

Children & Fever: No. It is not normal. Fevers are significantly dangerous in the young. This child's pediatrician must evaluate him urgently. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed on Sunday. Came home Tuesday and tonight I'm running fever 99.6?

Had gallbladder removed on Sunday. Came home Tuesday and tonight I'm running fever 99.6?

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

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What to do if my 1 yb old baby has a cough, running fever, and teething what should I do?

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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If I have masitis and running a fever is it possible that I could pass it onto my newborn?

If I have masitis and running a fever is it possible that I could pass it onto my newborn?

Mastitis: mastitis is a local infection of the ducts and is not contagious to newborns. Do call your obstetrician or your doctor. You probably will need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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My mamaw has sciatica and she is running a fever is this normal? What could cause a fever?

My mamaw has sciatica and she is running a fever is this normal? What could cause a fever?

Impossible to say: You gave no details so it is impossible to even guess. Sciatica is unrelated. ...Read more

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Can you run fever a couple of days before you start having signs that you have an infection?

Can you run fever a couple of days before you start having signs that you have an infection?

Fever is a sign: Fever is often the first sign of an infection. You can have a fever before seeing other, more specific signs of an infection but the fever itself can be a sign of an infection. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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