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Can you have a fever with a cold?

began with a sore throat for several days, tiredness, then after 4 days, chest congestion and fever at night


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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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