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Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

Underlying causes: Fever is not a trigger factor for asthma flare up. However, the underlying causes of fever, e.g., viral infections, are. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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Asthma been on pred 40 mg 5 days & neb peak flw bettr no fever, but now I am coughing up yellow stuff, any exertion still trigger wheezing. Worrisome?

Asthma been on pred 40 mg 5 days & neb peak flw bettr no fever, but now I am coughing up yellow stuff, any exertion still trigger wheezing. Worrisome?

Get help in decision: Decisions about stubborn asthma are difficult for experts to make. Don't expect yourself to do it while you are suffering and worried. Go to an er or urgent care clinic and let the pros try to determine the best strategy. It's what they train for. You'll feel better. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause a fever?

Can asthma cause a fever?

Asthma: By itself, asthma should not create fever. You may have bronchiolitis, allergic reactions, whooping cough or other inflammatory condition exacerbating the asthma. See a pulmonary doctor. ...Read more

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What to give a child with a fever who has asthma?

What to give a child with a fever who has asthma?

Any will do...: Any fever reducer will do. Choice will not effect asthma. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin are fine. The only time patients with asthma should avoid NSAIDs are if they have been diagnosed with aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD). This is usually an adult onset diagnosis so no worries. ...Read more

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What can I do if my son has asthma, can he get a fever by having asthma?

What can I do if my son has asthma, can he get a fever by having asthma?

No: Just having asthma usually does not cause fever. But children with asthma can develop upper and lower respiratory tract infections (viral or bacterial) that can cause fever. Fever is a symptom and has numerous causes that are not just limited to the respiratory tract alone. Please talk to your child's doctor. ...Read more

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My asthma been acting up since April now I am starting to have rib pain and fever at night what's going on?

My asthma been acting up since April now I am starting to have rib pain and fever at night what's going on?

See your doctor asap: Asthma symptoms (cough, wheezing, shortness of breath) now with fever and chest pain is concerning and should be evaluated as soon as possible. You could have pneumonia, a bacterial infection in the lung. This can worsen quickly. An infection can also cause asthma symptoms to worsen as well. See your doctor for an exam and possible chest X-ray. He/she will give you appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have asthma & im allergic to soy food and peanut food too today I ate something that im allergic to & I can't stop caughing & fever of 100?

I have asthma & im allergic to soy food and peanut food too today I ate something that im allergic to & I can't stop caughing & fever of 100?

See your doctor: Allergic reactions don't cause fever, so you're probably suffering from a viral infection and could benefit from a cough suppressant. If you had no other symptoms of food allergy after eating something to which you think you're allergic, you might want to revisit whether you are really allergic or simply have an intolerance to them. ...Read more

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Asthma with high-grade fever. Already had a flu shot hence flu is ruled out. What is the possible cause? Patient went on a field trip the day before symptoms arose.

See below: Another viral or bacterial infection. Did the patient have an insect, or tick bite? That may cause allergic reaction, which sometimes can induce high fever, or infection, including more obscure things such as lyme disease etc. See a specialist. Also, flu shot does not give 100% protection, but this does not sound like it. ...Read more

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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