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Can Allergies Cause a Fever?

Can Allergies Cause a Fever?

Symptoms of allergies can vary widely, but they are all a product of an unusual immune system reaction to a usually harmless substance (a.k.a. allergens).

When someone has an allergic reaction, the body releases chemicals that can affect the respiratory system, skin, and digestive tract. These then cause symptoms that range from a runny nose and an itchy rash to life-threatening asthma attacks or anaphylactic reactions.

We’ve assisted many cases of severe allergic reactions as a provider of Urgent Care in Cleveland, Ohio. One of the frequently asked questions we receive from parents is, “can allergies cause a fever?”

The answer: no.

Allergies don’t cause a fever. However, there are cases when it does cause symptoms that are commonly associated with a cold or flu. Some examples are runny nose, watery eyes, and sore throat.

How do antihistamines reduce allergy symptoms?
Antihistamines block a chemical called histamine that is released by the immune system in response to an allergen, causing blood vessels to widen and tissues to swell, and leading to nasal congestion, red eyes, rash, and other symptoms.

Antihistamine prevents or reverses these effects, relieving symptoms.

Professional Care and Assistance
Allergies can happen any day, any time, which is why being vigilant and careful about what we eat and touch is important. This is especially true if we’re prone to severe allergic reactions such as asthma and anaphylaxis.

At Cleveland Urgent Care, we make high-quality Primary Care in Ohio more accessible to patients who require immediate assistance and treatment.

Whether it’s treating a severe allergic reaction or providing Laboratory Services, our staff is always ready to help with what you need.

Contact us today to set an appointment or to have your questions answered by our staff.

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