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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Shaking chills: Rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increa ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience in Pathology
Need more info: Could you please tell us more about this?
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Rigors is the: Medical term for shaking chills, which is ofter associated with high fever as well.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
28 years experience in Pathology
Contraction of the muscles: When someone dies the muscles tighten this happens the muscles contract and become cross linked in the contracted state tightening takes about 12 hou ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depletion of ATP: Depletion of ATP allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles. It subsides when lysis o ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Maybe: Allergic reactions to tetanus toxoid are uncommon, but they do occur. True rigors (hard shaking chills) usually occur with episodes of bacteremia (ba ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Rarely: Dengue when presenting as a hemorrhagic fever can be fatal but most individuals with typical dengue survive.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience in Pediatrics
See a doctor: If you're feeling chest pain, having trouble breathing or feeling short of breath, you should see a doctor immediately and not wait until your doctor' ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience in Pathology
happens after death: Rigor mortis is the temporary stiffening of the muscles that occurs 2-6 hours after death and lasts 24-48 hours (depending on conditions).
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
What is the question: You can get both at the same time. Different diseases with different modes of acquisition.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
See doctor...: It sounds like you have an infection of some sort. See your doctor to get diagnosed and treated. If you have shortness of breath, go to the er asap. P ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Rigors: These uncontrollable shaking chills usually create fever through muscle activity, prompted by neurological impulses emanating from an area of the brai ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Vomiting etc.: This could be anything! Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency as soon as that can be arranged.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts whi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. Can not distinguish between these three diagnoses based on this information. You will need a medical history, a physical examination to includ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Treat the cause: Rigor is often a manifestation of some other disease process, often an infection. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) does counteract shivering and rig ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends on cause: A fever is a high temperature and a rigor is a shaking chill. There's no disease called "rigor fever, " which is just a description of two symptoms. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unlikely: While illnesses with a fever can be associated with vomiting, like gastroenteritis or appendicitis, I am unaware of a physiologic mechanisim where fev ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bac ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Chills and sweating: Medications may cause a problem as well as urinary tract infections and on occasion, hypothyroidism.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try hydroquinone: Depending on the severity and the location, topical creams like hydroquinone may help. See your dermatologist for recommendations specific to your sk ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Viral syndrom: Sounds like viral syndrome. Rest and hydration with fluids and electrolytes. Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, etc.) and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) should h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience in Internal Medicine
It is possible: Every patient responds to viral infections a bit differently. Most patients get typical symptoms of cough, runny nose and sore throat along with chil ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Several causes: That's why you need to be seen, consider malaria too, best wishes
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Possibly...: ...Bronchiolitis or pneumonia typically present with tachypnea, and either can trigger an asthma attack.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Get eval: Depending on the size of the fecaloma, you may need removal to prevent further worsening of your symptoms.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Vomiting & no fever: This sounds as if you have a mechanical obstruction. If this does not resolve within 24-48 hours, i would seek medical attention. I would do this soon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Lane
38 years experience in Psychiatry
Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! have them breathe slow and deep while looking ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Likely: Allergy is genetic and can cause intermittent rhinitis.
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