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Sore throat, sinus congestion, fever, cold sweats. Reason?

I have had either a really bad cold or the flu for the past 5 days. Started with a bad sore throat then sinus congestion and low grade fever. After fever cleared ( only had fever 1 day) I now have a little chest congestion and cough but for some reason I still keep breaking into cold sweats or just start sweating randomly. Why am I sweating but have no fever? Thanks
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Thanks for your query.
You are suffering with upper respiratory tract infection, usually caused by virus but could be bacterial. Our body responds to infection by high temperature triggered by immune system to affect pathogen invasion and spread.fever can not only affect the invading pathogens but could also have ill effects in the body. Enzymes and other necessary substances in the body can also be altered by high temperatures.It is therefore important to bring the body temperature down. Body also has its own mechanism for controlling high temperatures through sweating. This is often the reason why fever and sweating often go hand in hand.
Some times our body responds so fast that we can not feel when fever occurred and just able to notice sweating.
You are advised to take plenty of fluids beside medication to avoid dehydration.
Hope it helps.
Take Care!
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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