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Can Ragweed Allergy Cause Fever

Ragweed allergies are a common occurrence during the fall season, and they can cause various symptoms. One question that often arises is whether a ragweed allergy can cause fever. 

In this article, we will explore the connection between ragweed allergies and fever, discuss the symptoms of a ragweed allergy, and provide information on managing and treating these allergies.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Ragweed Allergy?

Before diving into the possibility of fever caused by a ragweed allergy, let’s first understand the typical symptoms of this allergy. Ragweed allergies can lead to various symptoms, including nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, runny nose, and throat irritation. 

These symptoms are often triggered by exposure to ragweed pollen, which is abundant during fall.

The following list of cold and flu symptoms could also apply:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose, congestion, and fever when coughing
  • Body aches and stomach aches
  • The body attempts to raise the temperature to destroy viruses or germs by producing a fever. A fever does not develop in an allergic reaction because these microorganisms are absent.

Can Ragweed Allergy Cause Fever?

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While allergies are not commonly associated with fever, some individuals may experience a low-grade fever due to their ragweed allergy. Research suggests that the body’s immune response to allergens, such as ragweed pollen, can sometimes cause a mild increase in body temperature. 

It’s important to note that fever caused by allergies is typically low-grade and short-lived.

It’s worth mentioning that there could be other causes of fever during allergy season, such as an underlying infection or illness. If you experience persistent or high fever, it’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional at Frontier Allergy to determine the exact cause.

How To Manage Ragweed Allergy Symptoms

If you are suffering from ragweed allergy symptoms, there are several measures you can take to alleviate your discomfort. 

Firstly, limit your exposure to ragweed pollen by keeping windows closed, using air purifiers, and avoiding outdoor activities during peak pollen times. 

Additionally, regularly washing your hands and clothes after being outside can help minimize pollen exposure. 

Over-the-counter antihistamines and nasal sprays may also provide relief from symptoms.

Treatment Options For Ragweed Allergy

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Medical intervention may be necessary for individuals with more severe or persistent symptoms. Allergy shots, also known as immunotherapy, can help desensitize the body to ragweed pollen over time, reducing the severity of allergic reactions. Consult with an allergist or immunologist at Frontier Allergy to discuss the suitability of this treatment option for your specific condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to get a fever from allergies?

While uncommon, certain allergies can cause a low-grade fever in some individuals. Ragweed allergies, in particular, have been associated with mild fever symptoms.

Do allergies cause low-grade fever?

Allergies can occasionally cause a low-grade fever as a result of the body’s immune response to allergens. However, persistent or high fever may indicate an underlying infection or illness, and medical attention should be sought in such cases.

Can you feel sick with ragweed allergy?

Yes, ragweed allergies can make you feel unwell. Symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, and itchy eyes can contribute to a general feeling of malaise or discomfort.

Are you suffering from Allergies?

If you are experiencing symptoms of ragweed allergies or any other allergies, it is recommended to consult with an allergist or immunologist at Frontier Allergy. We provide an accurate diagnosis, discuss appropriate treatment options, and help you manage your allergies effectively.

Next Steps

If you need assistance managing your allergies, contact Frontier Allergy today to schedule an appointment with our experienced allergists. Take control of your allergies and enjoy a healthier life.

Written/Reviewed by: Dr. Neha Reshamwala
NPI number: 1780874578
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