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What could be causing extreme fatigue, weakness, paleness, night sweats, chills, fever, feeling a lose of temperature control, bruising without reason?

What could be causing extreme fatigue, weakness, paleness, night sweats, chills, fever, feeling a lose of temperature control, bruising without reason?

Serious sx's: Nothing pleasant that I can think of. Have you been to a physician? If not, please do go for exam and evaluation. It could be numerous infections or autoimmune or even something as awful as malignancy, so please don't put that off. Take care. ...Read more

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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 could be the cause of fever like symptoms (chills, etc.) without an actual temperature (my temp is 98.6 right now)?

What could be the cause of fever like symptoms (chills, etc.) without an actual temperature (my temp is 98.6 right now)?

Still a fever first.: Interestingly, if you're checking your temperature when you have the chills or shakes, it might be normal as these symptoms mean your body is breaking the fever. Check your temperature when you're NOT feeling these symptoms and see if it's elevated. ...Read more

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Treating a Fever (Checklist)

Don't panic! Most fever is uncomfortable, but harmless.
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Take the appropriate dose of acetaminophen or ibuprofen
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Try cool compresses -- they may be soothing
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See doctor if your fever is higher than 102F for more than 2 days
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Is it possible for you to have chills without a fever?

Is it possible for you to have chills without a fever?

Chills, no fever: Certainly chills can occur without a fever, although it's not that common. I've seen this happen in my elderly folks especially - those who are 'weakened' or immunocompromised may have an abnormal immune response. Usually when chills occur, we will pile on blankets or start shivering to make a temp come up. That doesn't always happen though. Good to pay attention to a patient's symptoms however. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I am a 47 year old female who have been experiencing fever n chills at night for over ten years now. It comes on sudden and last for about 15ms?

Hi Dr. I am a 47 year old female who have been experiencing fever n chills at night for over ten years now. It comes on sudden and last for about 15ms?

Night sweats: Night sweats are usually associated with a problem. Infections like TB commonly cause night sweats and lymphoma can cause night sweats. Hormonal reasons too. i hope you can see a physician. ...Read more

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Managing Hay Fever (Checklist)

Avoid heavy pollen areas
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Use air conditioners during pollen season
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If necessary, use a non-sedating antihistamine
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My daughter is coughing continuously during night time but does not have fever or chills. What could be the causes?

My daughter is coughing continuously during night time but does not have 
fever or chills. What could be the causes?

Asthma: This could be asthma. Nighttime cough in association with a cold etc. can be sign of reactive asthma. Your doctor may prescribe a medicine to try at night. ...Read more

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I have had the the chills without a fever for about 2weeks. I'm also very tired. What could it be?

Multiple : Fatigue and chills can have numerous causes from relatively benign to more serious. Common causes are hormonal, nutritional, and medication side effect. See your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My boyfriend started having chills and a cough less than 24 hours ago. He says he feels both hot and cold and his fever felt high through the night. ?

My boyfriend started having chills and a cough less than 24 hours ago. He says he feels both hot and cold and his fever felt high through the night. ?

Possibilities...: He could have acute bronchitis or even pneumonia based on those symptoms. Acute bronchitis symptoms include cough productive of discolored sputum, fever, chills, cold symptoms, body aches, shortness of breath, etc. Pneumonia symptoms are similar. He should be evaluated by his doctor to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Are there medical conditions in which there are chills or rigor, but without fever?

Are there medical conditions in which there are chills or rigor, but without fever?

Not likely.: 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 with respect to its environment and so has chills. They happen, therefore, during a high fever. Rigor mortis is a condition after death where the limbs stiffen. ...Read more

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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


Nocturnal (Definition)

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