Can allergies cause this? Fever for four months.

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   Posted 4/30/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I'm kitkat and I'm new to this website, so I'm terribly sorry if this doesn't belong here.

Anyway, to get started I'm eighteen-years-old and a senior in high school. My immune system isn't... Quite up to par with most people my age, but I've managed to get by. Anyway, since January I've been running a fever from 99-102 Fahrenheit almost non-stop, every so often its lulled to 98-99, but that only lasts a couple days and my regular body temperature is 97.6. I've been to doctors multiple times and they've said its just a common cold, but I don't think a cold should last four almost five months right? I've been on a bunch of antibiotics and I've been taking advil and tylenol to reduce fever, but even that isn't getting me below a 100 once I'm up and about. My mother wants to bring me back to the doctors tomorrow and I've flat out said it has to be allergies and I don't want to go again. Has anyone here ever had a low-grade semi-long term fever?

Also so additional information:

I'm over weight (working on it.)
My mother smokes
I had received a bad ankle injury around the same time I started running this fever; however, in the xray no breaks were found
Some of my symptoms are fever, fatigue, and irritability.

I believe at this point I must just be allergic to something, but I'm not sure. Any advice and opinions would be welcomed. Thank you very much for your time, I would just agree with going back to the doctors, but its just frustrating to be told its a cold and to repeat the process again.

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   Posted 4/30/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
By law, you can request a second opinion.
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   Posted 4/30/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Fever can be caused by factors outside or inside the body. Microorganisms, including bacteria and parasites, can produce chemical poisons. Both the microorganism and the poisons cause the white blood cells (called monocytes) to produce substances called pyrogens. It's the pyrogens that actually cause the fever.

The body also produces pyrogens in response to infection, inflammation, cancer, or an allergy. Illnesses in which the body's immune system attacks its own tissues (called an autoimmune disease), such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also cause fever. Too much exercise in hot weather, overexposure to sunlight, hormonal problems, or some medications can cause fever, too.

Have you've had a full blood panel to rule out any of these?


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   Posted 5/3/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Any body temp over 100 is not normal. I, personally, have never had a fever with allergies but it is not unheard of. However, high temps are usually NOT a sign of allergic reactions but rather something else. When you say your immune system is not up to par, what do you mean? What things have happened to you in the past to say this?
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   Posted 5/27/2010 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Kitkat when I was your age I was also walking around with a 100 temp for months, I went to an allergist and he did a food allergy test on my back by taking extracts of didn't foods that was I was allergic too. I found out the foods i was allergic to and stayed away from them as much as I could. That did help a great deal. I have shot for a year and quit then I tried it again years later for 2 years they made me sicker but everyone is different. The food allergy test was the most helpful. It explained why I was running a temp all the time.

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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Fever, fatigue and irritability-lasting 4 months.
An ankle injury-how did you injure it-or did it just swell up and start to hurt?
Any facial rashes...

You need to go see a different doctor, tell them all your symptoms and their duration. Have all the blood work for autoimmune disorders run.

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   Posted 6/15/2010 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a thought...
Maybe your thyroid is off.


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   Posted 9/1/2011 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Ask to be tested for Celiac Disease. My daughter had similar symptoms to yours daily (along with others) lasting almost a year, and doctors kept passing her off as fighting a virus. We even spent Christmas Eve all night one year in the ER for a high fever and abdominal pain. The only thing that they could say was that it was NOT her appendix.

Then the allergist suggest we test her for food allergies. She came up positive to 45 of the 72 he tested for. In addition, he did a blood test for celiac disease (because of the joint pain) and it came back positive.
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