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Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. ...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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Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do ?

Why do some ppl tend to get chills being hot-cold-hot-cold before they get a fever if ever do
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It's a mild fever: Think of being hot-cold-hot-cold (but without a high reading on the thermometer) as having a mild fever. When feeling hot, the body is wanting to cool off (the brain is telling you that you are hotter than the brain wants you to be). When feeling cold, the body is wanting to get warmer and maybe have a fever (the brain is telling you that it wants you to be hotter, maybe even feverishly hotter). ...Read more

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My inside feels really hot and I have chills while its rather hot inside could that be inside fever?

Fever and chills: Sounds like you may have an infection of some kind, most frequently viral. It is flu season. Take care of yourself with adequate rest and fluids. ...Read more

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Past 2 days I've had a fever, chills and hot flashes but don't feel sick at all. I'm 24 what could it be the cause?

ER: If you have had fever and chills, you do feel sick. Go to the Emergency Room. Fever and chills are signs of an infection in your bloodstream. If you are not coughing/short of breath it could be coming from your urine/std or gastrointestinal system or from an abscess somewhere. It could also be a viral illness. Please get medical attention promptly. ...Read more

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Ive been getting weird chills since i started taking seroqeul xr, first time it happened i had to get in the shower just to warm up. no fever.normal?

Ive been getting weird chills since i started taking seroqeul xr, first time it happened i had to get in the shower just to warm up. no fever.normal?

R/O SIDE EFFECT: Side effect ?:D/W doc to taper med. You need a repeat exam and full lab work up While you are getting these items checked out you should STICK to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water. Hi potency MVI (multivitamin) REJUVENATION-SCIENCE.COM ...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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For the past 5 days, I have had fever but like internally. Feeling very hot and getting cold chills on and off. I have body aches toowhat could it be?

For the past 5 days, I have had fever but like internally. Feeling very hot and getting cold chills on and off. I have body aches toowhat could it be?

See below: At first symptoms sound to be a viral like illness but fever up to five days typically should be evaluated further by a physician. Your symptoms are very vague and still could be a viral illness that is lasted slightly longer then normal. Other infections are possible with fever. Autoimmune and hormonal issues can also present with similar symptoms. Some basic lab testing and a physical are needed. ...Read more

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Wondering if excessive heat can make him run a fever & have body aches along with hot & cold chills?

Multiple reasons: certainly heat exhaustion, severe dehydration and infection are possibilities. Acute, sudden onset suggests infection ; however, heat exposure must be evaluated clinically. ...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