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Doctor insights on: Severe, Uncontrollable Shivering (Rigors)

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Chills (Definition)

Chills = sensation ...Read more


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What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

What would cause uncontrollable shivering after having a baby?

Lower body temp:ANS: There are many causes but the most common reason may be lowered body temperature. Other causes may be the autonomic nervous system. Institution of forced warm air conduction and warm body fluids may help. Some anesthesiologists believe Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may reduce shivering but this is debated. ...Read more

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Sudden uncontrollable shivering and now i feel like i'm on fire. What to do?

Sudden uncontrollable shivering and now i feel like i'm on fire. What to do?

Check fever: Sounds like your body temp is going up (shivering) and then going down (feeling hot). Check your temperature, you possibly have a fever. ...Read more

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Reason for severe side headache and shivering?

Reason for severe side headache and shivering?

Headache: You may have something serious as brain infection or sinusitis. Go to the nearest medical facility and have them check you. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for severe sunburn with shivering?

What are some treatments for severe sunburn with shivering?

Time: Aloe vera, Ibuprofen or Aspirin to reduce redness and inflammation causing fever, cold compresses or cool showers to try to reduce the temperature of your skin, drink plenty of fluids including low cal sports drink to avoid dehydration and imbalance of electrolytes. Invest in proper clothing, hat, and sunscreen to avoid another sunburn. There is no amount of safe sun. ...Read more

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During my period i experience severe shivering, anything to do about it?

During my period i experience severe shivering, anything to do about it?

Cramps?: If you are having cramps that may explain the shivers. Otherwise unusual symptom with your menses. ...Read more

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What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

What causes the uncontrollable shaking and shivering after general anesthesia?

Cold, usually: Often during anesthesia, your body temperature drops. When you are awakened, your body tries to warm it up any way it can, and shivering is one of those ways. Another cause can be different parts of the nervous system waking up at different times; if the parts that control shivering (and there are several) wake up first then you shiver more and harder. Men have this issue more than women. ...Read more

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Can a severe sunburn cast nausea and shivering?

Can a severe sunburn cast nausea and shivering?

Sun poisoning : I sunburn usually will not cause nasuae and vomiting but severe sunburn would. Severe sunburn or sun poisoning can cause symptoms such as the following: skin redness and blistering, pain and tingling, swelling, headache, fever and chills, nausea, dizziness, and dehydration. Seek medical attention if it gets bad enough to feel like pucking. ...Read more

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Is leg shivering normal ? And can it occur due to severe constipation?

Is leg shivering normal ? And can it occur due to severe constipation?

Shivering: Yes. The body has this mechanism built in and it occurs for a variety of reasons. If your constipation also includes intolerable pain or fever please seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Night fevers? Wake up scrunched in ball shivering w/102 temp then 2 hours later have severe joint pain. Been two nights in a row and have sinus infect

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Night fevers? Wake up scrunched in ball shivering w/102 temp then 2 hours later have severe joint pain. Been two nights in a row and have sinus infect

See your PCP: There are many conditions associated with fever, joint aches and night sweats. Viral common flu, allergy and mononucleosis just a few examples. See your PCP for proper diagnosis, tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi My husband has been having this problem for a few years now. Sudden headache, loose motion, lower back pain, and severe shivering which is often un?

Hi My husband has been having this problem for a few years now. Sudden headache, loose motion, lower back pain, and severe shivering which is often un?

Anxiety and Stress: can create dramatic sensations and symptoms. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your doctor (GP) can provide you with diagnosis and treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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48hrs ago started severe throat pain with swollen lymph nodes on the left side only. Was shivering a lot. brought up mucus tinged with spec of blood ?

48hrs ago started severe throat pain with swollen lymph nodes on the left side only. Was shivering a lot. brought up mucus tinged with spec of blood  ?

URI: It sounds like you have a nasty upper respiratory tract infection - with pharyngitis, cough and chills. Often chills will precede a fever (a good way to make heat is to activate the muscles). You should be seen by a doc to make the diagnosis - it is flu season after all and I would want you checked for that as well as the usual germs that could cause this. Can you see your primary doc today? ...Read more

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Define the word rigors?

Define the word rigors?

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 increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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How to control shivering in kids?

How to control shivering in kids?

Determine cause firs: The important thing is to determine why the child is shivering. There are many causes from being cold to being a nervous tic. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Whay does a fever cause rigors?

Whay does a fever cause rigors?

Rigors: These uncontrollable shaking chills usually create fever through muscle activity, prompted by neurological impulses emanating from an area of the brain called the hypothalamus under the stimulus of pyrogens (fever inducing chemicals). Rigors are felt to occur primarily in either patients with malaria or very severe bacterial infections with organisms released in mass into the blood stream. ...Read more