Can allergies cause a fever in children?

Because seasonal allergies are also referred to as “hay fever1, people often assume that a fever is an allergy symptom. But that’s not the case. In fact, if your child is running a fever, it is not their allergies. Here’s a simple way to help you remember the difference:

If they feel hot, allergies it is not

Consult with your child's pediatrician to determine what caused the fever and how you should move forward with treating their symptoms. If you think your child has allergies, make an appointment to see an allergist. Create a diary to keep track of your child’s symptoms and what you think might have caused them. This will make your appointment more productive.


  1. Who has allergies and why: children & allergies. Retrieved October 12, 2016 from