Shortness of breath and High temperature

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a common lower respiratory tract infection that affects babies and young children under a year old.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheeze (noise on breathing out)
  • Fast or shallow breathing
  • Runny nose
  • Blocked nose

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Bronchiolitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chest infection

Pneumonia is inflammation (swelling) of the tissue in one or both of your lungs.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Cough
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature
  • Unusually tired

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chest infection.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Continuous, unexplained weight loss
  • Shortness of breath
  • Unusually tired
  • High temperature
  • Bloated stomach

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Croup

Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi) and the voice box (larynx).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Barking cough
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Croup.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diphtheria.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is inflammation (swelling) of the pericardium, which is the fluid-filled sac surrounding your heart.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Chest pain
  • Sudden chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature
  • Unusually tired

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Pericarditis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.