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Can you have a fever with a cold?

Answer by:
Rod Moser, PA, PhD

Primary Care, WebMD Medical Expert
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Absolutely. A cold is a viral infection, and a fever is just one of the ways the body fights this infection. A fever can also be a sign of a secondary bacterial infection, so if you are not improving or getting sicker, it would be best to see your medical provider.

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