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How to differentiate anxiety from an infection?

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: How do I differentiate anxiety from an infection?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Differentiation explained below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

An infection almost always is related to fever, starts gradually, and first symptoms are noted on the system it affects first ( respiratory tract infection for example results in coughing, breathing problems, high temperature etc., urinary tract infection results in difficult urination, burning sensation, fever etc.).

If untreated, an infection progresses, if treated resolves in days to few weeks.

Anxiety is triggered by different situations, doesn't cause fever, may result in nonspecific symptoms such pain or tingling in different areas of the body, headaches, breathing problems, increased heart rate etc.

Please describe your symptoms in details , in order to understand better your condition.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Greetings.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Erion Spaho (2 hours later)
Which infection diseases are there that does not cause fever?

Do you know which diseases or conditions that are severe during daytime but become less severe at nightime?
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No fever when incompetent immune system.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back.

Infections don't cause fever, or just low fever only in cases with an immune system compromised, or incompetent.

Psychological disorders settle down during night (or sleep).

Hope I helped you.

Wishing you good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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How to differentiate anxiety from an infection?

Brief Answer: Differentiation explained below. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. An infection almost always is related to fever, starts gradually, and first symptoms are noted on the system it affects first ( respiratory tract infection for example results in coughing, breathing problems, high temperature etc., urinary tract infection results in difficult urination, burning sensation, fever etc.). If untreated, an infection progresses, if treated resolves in days to few weeks. Anxiety is triggered by different situations, doesn't cause fever, may result in nonspecific symptoms such pain or tingling in different areas of the body, headaches, breathing problems, increased heart rate etc. Please describe your symptoms in details , in order to understand better your condition. Hope you found the answer helpful. Greetings.