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Can you have a fever with a cold? I started sneezing a lot

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Hi. Can you have a fever with a cold? I started sneezing a lot yesterday amd had severe runny nose and mild headache.Now today conjested and mild fever. 99.6 now. My norm is 97.8-98.2. Sound like a cold or something else
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also feel mildly achey
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

Sounds like a viral illness. Fever with a viral illness is not uncommon. Influenza or flu is also a possibility. If there is flu in your area of the country you will want to be tested,

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you can have a fever with a cold?
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

yes A cold is a virus

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Flu risk in our area so. Cal is listed as low
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did have my flu shot last october as well
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should i take tylenol for the fever? 99.6
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 1 year ago.

So its not the flu and no you do not have a fever. A fever is 100.5 and above. You do not need Tylenol.