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My fiancee has been achy w/ a low fever for 6 days. Now she has hives. Could this be a sinus infection?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Fever and hives

Being achy with low grade fever for six days is consistant with some sort of infection and several other things.
The hives could be a result of the infection or an allergic reaction to something you are taking for the condition. It is time to call the doctor to get examined as this has gone on too long to ignore.

In brief: Fever and hives

Being achy with low grade fever for six days is consistant with some sort of infection and several other things.
The hives could be a result of the infection or an allergic reaction to something you are taking for the condition. It is time to call the doctor to get examined as this has gone on too long to ignore.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Paul Carter
There are many ways to trigger the release of histamine from the mast cell. May simply be a result of immune reaction to a virus.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: HIves

Every doctor who has answered is absolutely correct.
Hives are the baskin-robbins of allergies.....Comes in 31 different flavors. Post-infectious hives is extremely common, especially with a viral infection. Simple anti-itch control is recommended. If you are really concerned, see your doctor.

In brief: HIves

Every doctor who has answered is absolutely correct.
Hives are the baskin-robbins of allergies.....Comes in 31 different flavors. Post-infectious hives is extremely common, especially with a viral infection. Simple anti-itch control is recommended. If you are really concerned, see your doctor.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Could be many things

Body aches, fever & even hives can be non-specific symptoms of infection anywhere in the body.
The hallmark symptoms of acute sinus infection are cough, yellow or green discharge from the nose, and tenderness above, between or under the eyes. These are areas overlying the frontal, ethmoid, and maxillary sinuses respectively. Dr. Pizzo is right. Sick for a week? See your doctor.

In brief: Could be many things

Body aches, fever & even hives can be non-specific symptoms of infection anywhere in the body.
The hallmark symptoms of acute sinus infection are cough, yellow or green discharge from the nose, and tenderness above, between or under the eyes. These are areas overlying the frontal, ethmoid, and maxillary sinuses respectively. Dr. Pizzo is right. Sick for a week? See your doctor.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Are you sure it's

Hives? And if it is, i agree with drs pizzo and machtinger. Any acute infection which causes fever will stimulate the immune system and trigger hives.

In brief: Are you sure it's

Hives? And if it is, i agree with drs pizzo and machtinger. Any acute infection which causes fever will stimulate the immune system and trigger hives.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Achy and Sinus

Rarely does a rash, live hives, follow a sinus infection.
Anything that causes release of histamine, such an an infection or an allergen, may trigger hives. Most individuals with sinus infections do not exhibit hives. Look elsewhere, if hives are occurring. Think allergies or any other recent viral insult. Most sinus infections don't cause a fever -- stuffy nose, thick mucus, and pressure = sinus.

In brief: Achy and Sinus

Rarely does a rash, live hives, follow a sinus infection.
Anything that causes release of histamine, such an an infection or an allergen, may trigger hives. Most individuals with sinus infections do not exhibit hives. Look elsewhere, if hives are occurring. Think allergies or any other recent viral insult. Most sinus infections don't cause a fever -- stuffy nose, thick mucus, and pressure = sinus.
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