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A 39-year-old member asked:

how to you treat chills?

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Dr. Kimberly Haycraft-Williams
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Treat the fever: Usually chills are a result of a fever .This fever is usually greater than 100.4 to 101. Although you can often treat chills by treating a fever it is important not to ignore that a high fever can indicate severe illness. During illnesses that are associated with high fevers it is also important to maintain hydration. Always see your doctor if a fever lasts more than 4 days. There are other cause.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

I get chills when my boss comes around my cubicle. What can I do?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Chills: This is a psychological reaction and is not an illness. Time will probably take care of the problem.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What can I do for my chills without going to a doctor?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Pray: Chills usually indicate an infection. The right antibiotic depends on the cause and origin of the infection. If you do not get antibiotics, you might be able to overcome it, but more likely you will get much sicker.
A member asked:

Should I see a specialist for chills, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ankle swelling: Any good family doctor should be able to handle the diagnosis and management of chills just fine.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Is a shower good for chills?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Might help: Chilling is one mechanism the body uses to raise the core temperature an occurs prior to the temperature going up. Also occurs in response to the differential between your and the environment's temperatures. If you take a hot shower you diminish the differential and may help alleviate the chilling.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes chills?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fever going up: One of the factors in producing an increase in body temperature is muscular activity. A long distance runner will generate very high body temperatures. One of the ways in which the body produces an elevation of temperature is by chilling, which is a form of muscular activity. The other factor is the differential between the body temperature and the external temperature.

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