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What should i do if you have a fever and chills?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the cause of the fever. For example, viral causes can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and fluids. Bacterial causes require antibiotics.
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Question??: What exactly are you asking about fever and chills. If present, please get seen by your physician or resubmit your question.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have fever and chills out of nowhere?

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Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 35 years experience
Thermostat Setting: Fever is when you body's thermostat is set higher than normal. When the thermostat in your house is raised, the heat goes on to increase the temperature. "Chills" is how your body generates heat - basically your muscles produce that extra heat. The "Cytokines" released by your body in response to any infection appear to regulate this thermostat. BTW "Fever Breaks" when you sweat to cool down.
Dr. Christian Mayaud
Hospital-based practice 35 years experience
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Taking antipyretics like aspirin, tylenol, or ibuprofen will turn the thermostat down
Dec 12, 2014

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