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My wife has a fever but shivering what is wrong?

My wife has a fever but shivering what is wrong?

Natural response: Shivering and goosebumps are two of the body's natural mechanisms for elevating temperature or causing fever. As long as the fever isn't excessive (above 103 or so) it is one of the best defenses against fighting infections. ...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


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Hemorrhoids, high temp, fever, shivering, loss of appetite, what's wrong?

Hemorrhoids, high temp, fever, shivering, loss of appetite, what's wrong?

Can't diagnose: Without an actual evaluation. If your temp is > 104 - please seek medical attention promptly. If symptoms are not resolving - or worsening - please see medical provider even if lower temp. ...Read more

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I came home today with a high temperature but I am freezing cold and shivering. My partner may have glandular fever, what is wrong this me? Thank you.

I came home today with a high temperature but I am freezing cold and shivering. My partner may have glandular fever, what is wrong this me? Thank you.

Fever: Your temperature must have been rising quickly causing you to shiver. You are probably developing an infection the cause of which could be the same as your partner's glandular fever (viral nature). But it also could be something else. Wait for other symptoms to show before consulting your physician. Get rest right now in addition to taking a fever reducer and drinking lots of fluids. ...Read more

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I'm throwing up but nothing is coming up. Pouring sweat but shivering. I'm not running a fever, body is aching. What is wrong with me?

I'm throwing up but nothing is coming up.  Pouring sweat but shivering. I'm not running a fever, body is aching. What is wrong with me?

Symptoms: You have symptoms of a flu like illness. Sit in a warm bath for starters to reduce your shivering and body ache. Try defizzed ginger ale or seven up to settle your stomach or try getting a prescription of zofran (ondansetron) from your doctor. ...Read more

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I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little ....I don't have any other symptoms ....I took medicines but not woking ....Help?

I am suffering from fever and shivering a lot and body pain a little ....I don't have any other symptoms ....I took medicines but not woking ....Help?

Possible virus: These symptoms are consistent with the early stages of a viral infection of the respiratory tract or intestines. If symptoms of a head cold, cough or diarrhea do not develop and fever and chills persist, see your physician as a more serious infection may be present. ...Read more

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Is fever with shivering common in tb?

Is fever with shivering common in tb?

Yes: It's common. There are many other causes as well; we want to be sure espcially to rule out endocarditis. ...Read more

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Why do I have shivers then a fever?

Why do I have shivers then a fever?

Chilling: The material which causes the body's thermostat to reset higher causes chilling and shivering. This muscular activity helps to generate heat and raise your temperature. Chills usually precede the rise in temperature, sweats are a way of losing heat. ...Read more

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What do you call these types of shivers from high fever?

What do you call these types of shivers from high fever?

Hard chills: When chilling is so hard that you cannot control your muscular movement and you have shaking chills they are called "rigors". ...Read more