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Could a steroid shot (4/40) cause sweating & chills, without fever??

Could a steroid shot (4/40) cause sweating & chills, without fever??

Yes: Steroid medications can frequently cause such symptoms. Your physician will be able to determine this. ...Read more

Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
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Chills (Definition)

Chills may occur at the beginning of an infection and are usually associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation, and are the body's way of generating heat when it feels that it is cold. Chills often predict the coming of a fever, or an increase in ...Read more


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What are the causes for recurrent chills with fever.Actually episodic and does stress can be a cause?

What are the causes for recurrent chills with fever.Actually episodic and does stress can be a cause?

Many possible: If you're having episodic fever & chills, this needs to be evaluated by your primary care physician. Stress would not be my first guess on this one, but i'd be concerned about an ongoing or recurrent infection. Responses to some infectious agents behave this way. ...Read more

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Is it possible for low igg1, 2, 4 to cause cyclical chills/low grade fever every 5th day on the dot? Every other test is negative.

Is it possible for low igg1, 2, 4 to cause cyclical chills/low grade fever every 5th day on the dot?  Every other test is negative.

More to this...: While igg deficiency can predispose you to infection and other symptoms, it probably doesn't explain your symptoms. Although the tests you have had done are negative, it is quite possible that you there are additional tests that would shed light on this. Evaluation by an infectious disease specialist, hematologist, and immunologist might be useful. ...Read more

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What could cause chills, with out fever? I'm not sick at stomach, don't have cold or flu. I've been having these chills about 1 month now.

Chills: Chilling is the body's way of increasing the body temperature when you are about to develop fever. The fever may not be present while you are chilling. The other thing that causes chilling is exposure to cold. In that case you should be aware of the association. There are some women who experience chilling as part of menopause. ...Read more

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Could norovirus cause only nausea, chills, low fever, and fatigue in stead of including vomiting and watery poop? Can i get it within 10 hours?

Could norovirus cause only nausea, chills, low fever, and fatigue in stead of including vomiting and watery poop? Can i get it within 10 hours?

yes and no: You dont necessarily have to have vomiting with norovirus, however it is often the case. Typically there is a period of time where, after infected, you dont have any symptoms. This is known as the incubation period. Usually for norovirus it is a little less than 48 hours. ...Read more

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What causes fever, chills, cough, and back pain on the right side?

What causes fever, chills, cough, and back pain on the right side?

Pneumonia: Pneumonia. Pneumonia caused by lung cancer. Pleurisy. Several serious conditions that should be evaluated in person by your physician. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause fever, chills and chest pain?

See a doctor: Can have chest pain! but probably not fever and chills. You may be coming with pneumonia. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more