Can a cold cause a fever in an adult? Have cold symptoms & temp of 99.5 using ear thermometer. Just took some cold meds. I'm scared! Sorry I'm a worrier

It usily does . Cold or an upper respiratory infection are caused by viruses and frequently cause quite a few symptoms, including fever which can range from mild to very high. The good news is that the cold is a self limiting disease lasting no more than 7-10 days, for which OTC meds usually suffice. .