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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

Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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I've 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?

I've 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 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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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?

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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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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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

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Why don't I run fevers? My norm is around 96.5. Got to 99.6 last NT with chills and went straight to bed. My head feels hot, but no fever.

Body Temp: Everyone runs different temps. If your normal is in the 96 range and you jump up three degrees, sounds like you have a fever or infection to me. It would be as if you had a 98 range and jumped up three degrees. ...Read more

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I have the chills and my head feels hot I'm not sure if I also have a fever. Also, I have a headache and my ears kept ringing and making a noise.

I have the chills and my head feels hot I'm not sure if I also have a fever. Also, I have a headache and my ears kept ringing and making a noise.

Infectious: Your symptoms sound like you have an infection, either viral or bacterial, the latter of which may require antibiotic treatment to improve. See a dr, for an examination and the diagnosis, so the proper treatment can occur, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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High fever 38-39 degrees, chills, hot flashes, severe body ache. No other symptom. What could it be?

High fever 38-39 degrees, chills, hot flashes, severe body ache. No other symptom. What could it be?

More info needed: There are 100 or more causes for fever, chills, and the other symptoms you have. Impossible to even guess; likely causes depend on other symptoms, risk factors, etc. Cough? Headache? Urinary or other genital symptoms? Abdominal pain? Skin pain or irritation anywhere? Exposure to people with illness? Get care immediately if light headed or dizzy, significant pain, or temperature goes above 39. ...Read more

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Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?

Can you get a 48 hour flu or cold? I had a high fever, cough, chills, and gross mucus for 2 days but earlier today my fever broken and I've been feeling good all day. This is unusually fast. Is it going to relapse? Or can short bugs exist?

URI, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire for good Health.
Feel good about your Immune system.
You can maintain this recovery by having rest, drinking lot of water, taking Vitamin C and Anti-oxidants.
You have Acne, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication, and Therapy for stress in your life.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga and Meditation ...Read more

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I have cold chills and then I get hot and I have a fever, a sever headache and I feel light headed all at once I use to breastfeed.

You: You need to be medically evaluated. Chills, fever, headache and light-headedness are consistent with infection, either viral or bacterial, and you need a complete medical evaluation of your symptoms to determine the cause. Try to check your temperature and see what it is.

If you have fever, vomiting, shortness of breath, or rash, then you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?

Constipated and full, chills like fever, pain under the left rib cage for a month now. Very unwell. Which exam to check pliz. Xray good, ECG good. Thx?

Not your heart: Your symptoms suggest diverticulitis. You're young for that. Something's up. It's in your digestive tract. Parasite? You need some testing. Start with your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a very mild case of the flu? I have cold chills, feel hot but no fever, my muscles are sore, and I feel weak. No other symptoms

Viral illness: Do not know whether or not this is influenza, but different people react differently to infections. If you had been vaccinated and then got influenza you might get a milder case than your average non-immunized cohort. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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3 months waking up running fever. No sweating or chills but skin is hot and red. Not been sick...But been really tired and not myself. I have a pacemaker but other than that im ok...I don't undersand why I would be running fever?

3 months waking up running fever. No sweating or chills but skin is hot and red. Not been sick...But been really tired and not myself. I have a pacemaker but other than that im ok...I don't undersand why I would be running fever?

Infection possible: Go back and have the pacemaker carefully checked. There may be a low grade focus of infection, hopefully at the pacer site, rather than in the heart itself. You need a full detailed evaluation, perhaps by an id consultant. ...Read more

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I feel nauseous, constipated & dizzy. I have headaches, chills but feel hot at times, no fever & loss of appetite. Not sure what's wrong. Please help?

I feel nauseous, constipated & dizzy. I have headaches, chills but feel hot at times, no fever & loss of appetite. Not sure what's wrong. Please help?

Nausea/dizzy/constip: Would consider checking thyroid, drink 3 liters/day to avoid constipation and high fiber diet, brown rice, lentils, oats, kale, berries. Also consider evaluation for reflux, H pylori, possible mycoplasma or rarely lyme infection. F/u with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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I have been having chills (with no fever), pooping a lot, hot flashes, and now I'm nauseous. I'm scheduled to start my period in a couple days, normal?

I have been having chills (with no fever), pooping a lot, hot flashes, and now I'm nauseous. I'm scheduled to start my period in a couple days, normal?

Virus: A viral gastroenteritis is likely and this usually runs its course in several days without specific treatment except light diet, rest, adequate fluids including room temperature, flat ginger ale and Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Kaopectate helps control diarrhea. See your Physician if symptoms persist longer than a few more days. ...Read more

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WBC=11.85. My norm is 7.3-8.4. Have hot flashes then chills. No fever. On Enbrel (etanercept) for PS and AS and have mild Anemia. Very tired. Any ideas?

WBC=11.85. My norm is 7.3-8.4. Have hot flashes then chills. No fever. On Enbrel (etanercept) for PS and AS and have mild Anemia. Very tired. Any ideas?

WBC count: The most likely reason for your elevated WBC count, with symptoms of fatigue, is an active infection. Immunosuppressant medication like Enbrel (etanercept) can make you more susceptible to infections. A urinalysis and culture, and a check by a doctor, is needed. ...Read more

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I have a fever over a hundred sore throat headache for 3.Days and hot flashs and chills. What do I do?

I have a fever over a hundred sore throat headache for 3.Days and hot flashs and chills. What do I do?

Get checked: A day of fever is one thing, but symptoms for three days and worsening probably warrant getting checked out. ...Read more

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21, f, I have muscular dystrophy. Have been having chills, hot skin and night sweats. No fever. Ended period 1 wk ago; been happening for 2wks.

21, f, I have muscular dystrophy. Have been having chills, hot skin and night sweats. No fever. Ended period 1 wk ago; been happening for 2wks.

Any fever?: Might want to have a chest x-ray done and a urinalysis. When relating your history on heath tap its ok to be more specificic about the type of muscular dystrophy you have. If you have, for instance fsh dystrophy and you have these symptoms i'd look for aspiration pneumonia before thinking about uti. Use of hydrocodone and Ativan (lorazepam) can increase your risk of micro-aspiration. Due to sedation. ...Read more

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Have fever ranging from 100-103 for 6 straight days. Head ache, fatigue. Alt between hot sweaty to chills. Neg on flu. Worried something else might be?

Have fever ranging from 100-103 for 6 straight days. Head ache, fatigue. Alt between hot sweaty to chills. Neg on flu. Worried something else might be?

See doctor: Six days is a long time for fever up to 103. Please contact your doctor and if do not have one, visit an emergency room near you. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing symptoms for a few days now, mostly unchanged. Started Friday afternoon with swollen throat (not scratchy), progressed quickly to fever and chills Friday evening, took Tylenol and a shower and fever broke. Saturday fever was b

Hi, I have been experiencing symptoms for a few days now, mostly unchanged. Started Friday afternoon with swollen throat (not scratchy), progressed quickly to fever and chills Friday evening, took Tylenol and a shower and fever broke. Saturday fever was b

Usually...: Most of the time this type of symptoms are typical of a upper viral upper respiratory tract infection. This goes away on its own and may last 7-10 days. Treatment recommended is rest, plenty of fluids, and analgesics for pain and/or fever. If you start feeling worse then you would need to see your doctor for exam and treatment as necessary. ...Read more

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Slight fever, headaches, chills, hot sweats, sore throat, stuffy nose and not wanting to eat. What could be wrong?

Slight fever, headaches, chills, hot sweats, sore throat, stuffy nose and not wanting to eat. What could be wrong?

See below: It sounds like you're coming down with a respiratory infection. We get over 99% of these with fluids, chicken soup and tylenol (acetaminophen). If symptoms become unbearable, see your doctor. ...Read more

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