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Doctor insights on: Find Lupus Symptoms Is Chills Cold Sweats And Fevers

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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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I seem to get cold sweats, chills, coughs and slight fevers about every two -three months due to working conditions what can I do to protect myself more?

I seem to get cold sweats, chills, coughs and slight fevers about every two -three months due to working conditions what can I do to protect myself more?

Depends on cause: If one is a healthcare worker, she can wear a mask and wash hands often (or use the sanitizing gel/foam). If in sales or marketing, a mask would scare off people, so hand sanitizer is the best one can do. If working in dusty situations where the dust/smoke/irritants in the air make one more prone to catching other respiratory infections, then wearing a mask helps also. Annual flu shot can help. ...Read more

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My son has 5ths disease.He just broke out in rash.I've been sick for over 1 1/2.Severe joint pain, cold sweats, fever, chills, could it be from that?

My son has 5ths disease.He just broke out in rash.I've been sick for over 1 1/2.Severe joint pain, cold sweats, fever, chills, could it be from that?

Possibly: Fifth disease, erythema infectiosum, is mild viral illness that most commonly affects children, rash on cheeks % uri.Adults also infected with virus and develop fifth disease. Adults tend to have a more severe flu-like illness, but seldom develop the rash. Adults are much more likely than children to develop joint symptoms. These symptoms usually clear up in two weeks, but 10 % chronic joint sxs. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

Hello, I have been throwing up, having fevers chills cold sweats. Losing weight unitentionally loss of appitite chronic cough fatigue paleness of skin?

MD: I don't think anyone here can help you other than strongly urging you to visit your family doc for a good evaluation. If you don't have one, go to your local urgent care. You need to be seen. Also, please quit smoking while you are still young. ...Read more

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Vomiting, chills and cold sweats, fever, sore throat. How long to wait before testing for strep?

Vomiting, chills and cold sweats, fever, sore throat.  How long to wait before testing for strep?

No reason to wait-: Though most symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection are caused by viruses, there is no reason for you to wait and have your doctor check you out for a strept infection. Just don't go the appointment expecting to get an antibiotic each time you suspect you need it- otherwise, you will end up with a multidrug resistant bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I've been having a fever (99.7-100.9) every night for 4 months, I've been on Humira (adalimumab) over a year for Crohn's, in complete remission. Negative to Lupus or RA. The only other symptom I have is night sweats, and fatigue and back pain.

I've been having a fever (99.7-100.9) every night for 4 months, I've been on Humira (adalimumab) over a year for Crohn's, in complete remission. Negative to Lupus or RA. The only other symptom I have is night sweats, and fatigue and back pain.

CROHNS ON HUMIRA (adalimumab): That is good news the CROHNS is in remission. I would recommend an exam and retesting of labs. Recheck autoimmune panel/Thyroid screen/sarcoidosis screen/Immunoglobulin levels. HUMIRA (adalimumab) can sometimes weaken the immune system and cause diseases to reactivate(TB/Fungal Infection ). Discuss tapering HUMIRA (adalimumab) , it rarely has been linked to Lymphoma. If SX. Persist CT OF CHEST/ABD/PELVIS IS WARRANTED. ...Read more

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Chest pain for1 week-tightness in chest was periodic and now constant. Had echo stress-test, no blockage. Have lupus, now chills, no fever, now what?

Many causes: Could still have coronary artery disease depending on the pattern although not typical. You describe a now constant pain with a normal stress test in patient with lupus- would definitely consider pericarditis (not unusual in lupus). Also can consider noncardiac etiologies- musculoskeletal cauuses such as costochondritis, or GI causes such as esophagitis, gastritis, peptic ulcer, etc. ...Read more

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I have hypothroism, previously hyper. I've been extremely hot lately with no fever but hot and cold sweats? No other symptoms indicating thyroid.

I have hypothroism, previously hyper. I've been extremely hot lately with no fever but hot and cold sweats? No other symptoms indicating thyroid.

Thyroid labs normal?: Hi. Have your thyroid labs been re-checked? Is the cancer in remission? Are you still getting chemo? Are you neutropenic (not likely these days with filgrastim (filgrastin) and other GCSF analogs). Talk with your oncologist and check your thyroid labs, CBC + diff, etc. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had cold like symptoms runny nose fevers hot cold sweats I have a bad cough that once I start coughing I can't stop and bad difficultly breathing?

I've had cold like symptoms runny nose fevers hot cold sweats I have a bad cough that once I start coughing I can't stop and bad difficultly breathing?

See a doctor: Hi. You sound sick. Please see a doctor in person for an evaluation, blood tests, chest X-ray, and treatment as appropriate. We can't diagnose you on the internet, and for all I know, you could have pneumonia. Please don't delay. Good luck! ...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