Is it possible to come down with the flu or the common cold without running a fever? I have no respiritory symptoms other than the dreaded post-nasal drip every couple of days, but my face is slightly flushed and I'm a bit tired and have been for several days now...but no fever.
USUALLY the flu is accompanied by a fever. I would say in 99% of the cases. In fact, I have only heard of the flu being detected in someone who was afebrile, and that person was on steroids, which masked the fever and therefore, the signs of the infection. I would check with a doc if you're not sure.
Hi, After I had my 3rd child, I became really sick. I was lying in bed and couldn't hardly take care of my kids. I called my mom telling her I thought I was dying, so of course she came over and took me to the hospital where I found out I had the flu. The doctor was suprised that I wasn't running a fever. But I did have the flu. So yes it is possible to have the flu with out running a fever. Luckily it was the first and only time I ever had the flu.