Symptoms of cotton fever include nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, fatigue, muscle aches and body aches, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Symptoms are also more severe in older adults and people with a weakened immune system.
Symptoms usually last about four to six weeks.
There are no known treatments or cures for cotton fever.
Cotton is the primary source of clothing, linens, clothing accessories and footwear, according the CDC.
The CDC says the best way to prevent cotton fever is to wash your hands frequently.
Cotton-based fabrics should be washed after washing your hands and after washing clothes and clothing accessories.