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How come i always get a fever with a common cold?

How come i always get a fever with a common cold?

See below: Fevers are nothing to worry about and are the body's normal response to any infectious agent. Therefore, even simple rhinovirus (the common cold) can trigger a fever response. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What medicine is best for the common cold or a fever?

What medicine is best for the common cold or a fever?

Medicines aren't: necessarily needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesdo you recommend to cure common cold and fever?

Coldeze: There is no cure for the common cold.The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better and make it seem to pass more quickly. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. ...Read more

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During the winters i get common cold and fever whenever I do some exercises, but in the summers its fine....Why this happens?

During the winters i get common cold and fever whenever I do some exercises, but in the summers its fine....Why this happens?

Immune system drop: Colds are more common for just about everyone in the winter. Mucus membranes in the nose are drier and thus, less protective. Also, people spend more time indoors and in close contact, increasing the transmission of viruses. Vigorous exercise can suppress the immune system, whereas light exercise boosts the immune system. ...Read more

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It happens that a common cold then trigger hay fever, or can you have both together?

It happens that a common cold then trigger hay fever, or can you have both together?

Both together: A cold is caused by a respiratory virus while hay fever (seasonal allergic rhinitis) is an allergic reaction --without fever [despite the name]. Hay fever is triggered by pollens, mold spores, animal dander but not cold viruses. It is certainly possible to have allergies and then develop a cold simultaneously. Then you feel twice as bad... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more