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Chills = sensation of cold with shivering.
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. ...Read more
Chills = sensation of cold with shivering.
Many things.: Chills and rigor are synonyms and are seen due to the release and action of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the immune response which also increase the body's set temperature in the hypothalamus. The person then feels cold in its environment and has chills. These are caused by influenza, tonsillitis, pneumonia, biliary sepsis, pyelonephritis, abscess, malaria, amphotericin b, and others. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Chills: The major circumstances in which chills occur are as an accompaniment to fever and after exposure to a cold environment. They are one of the body's mechanism for increasing body temperature when the hypothalamic "thermostat" has been set higher. The muscle activity of chilling generates heat. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Nervous condition: A unilateral symptom often indicates some type of neural process. I would ask your doctor for a thorough evaluation, because this could progress to something more serious. I would worry about a stroke or a mini-stroke affecting one half of your nerves. Nerves remember control everything from pain, to tingling, to itching, to temperature, to the 'standing up of the hairs' on the back of your neck! ...Read more
Yes: A thyroid disorder could cause chills. Hopefully this wait loss was intentional. Otherwise sounds like you should see your doctor for a more complete history and exam ...Read more
See your doctor: Have you taken your temperature? Do you have other symptoms? Is the baby ok? Check with the ob/gyn or your family doctor. ...Read more
Chills: This is a psychological reaction and is not an illness. Time will probably take care of the problem. ...Read more
Exercise: You may not be getting enough fluids while exercising. Try drinking more water ...Read more
Chills???: Chills are frequently the way the body warms itself up by making the muscles contract and relax. Why you are doing that I do not know. Did you just jump into a cold lake or refrigerated room? Do you feel ill? Do you have any other symptoms other than chills? If it continues and you develop any other symptoms go see a physician! ...Read more
Fever: "Chills" refers to shivering in an adequately warm environment. This occurs when the body is developing a fever and trying to raise its temperature rapidly. Feeling cold is the skin temperature feeling uncomfortably cold due to a colder than comfortable environment. This also could be a mild fever, but is less likely to indicate fever. Check temperature to differentiate. ...Read more
What are some causes of slight chills when being in the hot sun for a while? I am out of the sun and they are gone now, but I was just wondering.
The sun itself: Being out in the sun can be stressful on the body. So sometimes people will get something like chills that may be more so related goose bumps, which often occurs because stress can set off the sympathetic nervous system. It can also be related to a degree of "sun poisoning" which can also set of a strong stress response and give you flu like symptoms. ...Read more
I am in alot of pain. Sharp on my lower side that comes and goes. It hurts when I try to turn my body, I have to lay on my back. I'm getting chills?
I have felt naseaous on saturday and sunday and this was the 3rd time this month I have felt this way. I had chills and no appetite and diahhrea. When?
I've been really hot and get cold chills what's wrong with me? I'm usually verry cold. All my life I've needed jacets on. But the past week or so I've been really hot and get random coldchills. It's to the point I barely need a jacket outside. Help please
Chills can be a sign of infection, especially if you have fever as well. Do you have any other signs of infection (sore throat, ear pain, burning with urination, rashes etc.?). If your chills don't go away you should visit your doctor for a medical exam and treatment as deemed necessary.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Chills: The answer of what to do for chills depends on the underlying cause. If it is a simple temperature issue, put on a coat. However, there are number of medical conditions that can cause chill that you should seek medical evaluation for. These include a wide variety of infection, cancer, and hormonal causes. See your doctor if you suspect any of these. ...Read more
Probably not long: It is hard to find reliable information on this. If you get chills it's an indication that you have taken a dangerously high dose & I would caution against taking high doses again. The best info I found show that the "half-life" is about an hour but this is for the yohimbine component & the chills are caused by other alkaloids with unknown half lives-but I expect it would last a few hours at most. ...Read more
Could be infection:
chills, a shaking feeling or really shaking with even teeth chattering can be due to an infection with virus or bacteria. If you also have a measureable temperature, or any other suggestions of infection (for example urinary symptoms, an open wound) seek emergency medical attention. Really!! But it can also be a temporary reaction, for example to sun exposure. Take care!! ...Read more