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Why is my asthma triggered when I have a fever?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Underlying causes

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

In brief: Underlying causes

Fever is not a trigger factor for asthma flare up.
However, the underlying causes of fever, e.g., viral infections, are.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Inflammation

It does not appear that fever directly leads to asthma symptoms, but rather the infection that causes a fever can lead to systemic inflammation that directly triggers an asthma attack.
The other possibility is that the cause of the fever is an autoimmune disease that is given you respiratory symptoms (ie you don't have asthma)... See your pulmonologist for further evaluation.

In brief: Inflammation

It does not appear that fever directly leads to asthma symptoms, but rather the infection that causes a fever can lead to systemic inflammation that directly triggers an asthma attack.
The other possibility is that the cause of the fever is an autoimmune disease that is given you respiratory symptoms (ie you don't have asthma)... See your pulmonologist for further evaluation.
Dr. William Walsh
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