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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 = elevated body temperature (can be ...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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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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My 9yr old daughter shivering 4-5times a day in past 2-3weeks, no fever. She 1yr 9mth she once infantile convulsions due to dehydration. What's wrong?

My 9yr old daughter shivering 4-5times a day in past 2-3weeks, no fever. She 1yr 9mth she once infantile convulsions due to dehydration. What's wrong?

Not a seizure.: Shivering isn't the same as a convulsion (seizure). If she is behaving differently as well then something might be going on. However it could be that she is iron deficient or not taking in enough calories or perhaps fighting a small virus. I would watch it and see how it changes. ...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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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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Help please I woke up in the middle of the night shivering violently. Might it be fever?

Help please I woke up in the middle of the night shivering violently. Might it be fever?

Possible: Infection might cause similar symptom. Please see a doctor to evaluate if not getting better in few days with resting, fluid, ibuprofen or Tylenol. ...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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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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My husband gets a headache then he gets cold, then he starts shivering real bad where his body hurts, after its done he as fever, then he feels blah?

My husband gets a headache then he gets cold, then he starts shivering real bad where his body hurts, after its done he as fever, then he feels blah?

Fever from what?: If this is repeating itself thru time (Years) then it could be Familial Mediterranean Fever! Rare conditions!
Have his physician or Hospital Check him out and do Blood Cultures when he has a fever to rule out other causes of Fever, also have him get a Chest Xray and Blood Test! ...Read more

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I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate). I'm having shivering and I feel feverish hot inside but outside I'm like normal and also cold &headache?

I am experiencing fever (severity: moderate). I'm having shivering and I feel feverish hot inside but outside I'm like normal and also cold &headache?

Fever, HA achy: It appears you have a viral illness of some kind.
You can safely take Ibuprofen 400 mg po q 6 hrs for fever. aches, HA symptoms. Drink fluids and observe.
If symptoms worsen see your doctor in person. ...Read more

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Shivers headache fever aching body?

Shivers headache fever aching body?

INFLUENZA A signs: These are signs of influenza: fever/chills/aches/headache and cough. Influenza a is epidemic right now. In the northwest influenza a began 2 weeks ago and dozens of cases came through my office (mostly children) last week. So take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain/fever and push fluids and get rest! If you have a 'stiff neck' --consider meningitis (viral or bacterial) and get seen right away! Hang in there! ...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

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One of my 20 months old toddler seems to be shivering sknce last 2-3 days. He is not cold and does not have a fever too?

One of my 20 months old toddler seems to be shivering sknce last 2-3 days. He is not cold and does not have a fever too?

See your doctor: See your doctor to make sure your son is not developing an infection or having some other medical problem. ...Read more

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I have started shivering or shuddering 24 hours after surgery. I don't think I am running a fever. I'm not hot or cold. What is causing this?

Need more info: This strongly suggests that you should call and discuss this with the surgeon who performed whatever procedure you have had. Since you are already on antibiotics this clearly needs assessment by physical exam and perhaps labs and imaging studies. Call the doctor now. ...Read more

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JMy son aged 19 years is suffering from high fever since yesterday noon. Initially he has complained of chill and shivering which lasted for 3 to 4 ho?

JMy son aged 19 years is suffering from high fever since yesterday noon. Initially he has complained of chill and shivering which lasted for 3 to 4 ho?

Could be anything: The only means by which to establish a diagnosis would be to see a doctor, provide a full detailed history, undergo examination and possibly testing and imaging studies. This cannot be done over the internet. Good luck and hope he is better soon. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a fever and the shivers. What do I do for him? Gave Motrin already.

My 6 year old has a fever and the shivers. What do I do for him? Gave Motrin already.

Best ride out fevers: Our body goes to lost of trouble to create fevers to help fight infection- our white blood cells work better & microbes don't survive at high temperatures. Lowering fever sabotages our immune system & prolongs infections! If he's absolutely miserable you can give Motrin but it's better to tough it out! See http://tinyurl. Com/pqw26te Consider homeopathy: http://tinyurl. Com/pzombx2
Do give fluids! ...Read more

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What would cause my 4 year old son to shiver while not having a fever, feeling cold or having any other symptoms.

What would cause my 4 year old son to shiver while not having a fever, feeling cold or having any other symptoms.

Probably OK: Sometimes people shiver because they are excited or surprised. If this is an ongoing thing and it concerns you, consider taking a video of it and showing it to the child's doctor. If he is not having any weight loss, fever, or other difficulty, it is probably ok. If it is prolonged or involves any lapse in his consciousness or involves unusual movements, it certainly merits a dr. Visit. ...Read more

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My dad woke up in the middle of the night shivering and shaking cold. No fever, room temperature same as every night. Possible causes? He is 52.

Difficult: Atarax (hydroxyzine) and zyrtec should not be taken simultaneously...
If this is a once time occurrence and there are no other symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, you could ignore it. But if it continues medical attention is needed. ...Read more

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Had fever illness for 20 days. Now ok. But I am panic stricken and feeling anxious. How to cope with this? Always feel like I am going to shiver.

Had fever illness for 20 days. Now ok. But I am panic stricken and feeling anxious. How to cope with this? Always feel like I am going to shiver.

Natural response: Of course, I don't know the severity of what you're reporting but it would not be unreasonable for someone still close to a recent febrile illness which may have been severe to still be hesitant and fearful of a recurrence. If it interferes with your routine activities or even work then, speak to your doctor and see if they want to refer you to someone for help or possibly have you take something. ...Read more

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I am travelling and in japan, two days before I felt very cold and later got high fever 104 f, with lot of shivering and weakness, it happened suddenly s?

I am travelling and in japan, two days before I felt very cold and later got high fever 104 f, with lot of shivering and weakness, it happened suddenly s?

Viral Illness: This is probably infectious, probably viral. Try acetaminophen or aspirin for the fever. If your symptoms stabilize, it will take a week
of bedrest to recover. If you develop shortness of breath, pain, or
diarrhea, you need to go to the ER. Good luck ...Read more

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I was on an extremely bumpy speedbout ride on 17may ever since I have back and head pain plus shivers and fever, Is it serious? I got 2appointments tomorow

I was on an extremely bumpy speedbout ride on 17may ever since I have back and head pain plus shivers and fever, Is it serious? I got 2appointments tomorow

Keep appointments: You might be dealing with 2 different conditions. While the back/neck pain might be explained by the intensity of the ride, your fever and chills might be due to a different condition. Go for your appointments. ...Read more

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Extreme chills an shivering. Really bad headache and it feels like im freezing but no fever whatsoever. What could this be?

Extreme chills an shivering. Really bad headache and it feels like im freezing but no fever whatsoever. What could this be?

Viral infection?: Most likely an infection but it depends on how long you have symptoms? If it came on suddenly over the course of 1-2 days, probably a flu-like virus. If it's been happening for a prolonged period of time, you need to be seen by your doctor and get some blood tests. ...Read more

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I can c that my body is shivereing don't hv fever I set under fan but don't feel cold. I hv thyroid to. That's normal. B4 I never saw my body shivering.

I can c that my body is shivereing don't hv fever I set under fan but don't feel cold. I hv thyroid to. That's normal. B4 I never saw my body shivering.

Shivering: This is one mechanism the body has of increasing temperature by muscular activity. It is possible your body temp was below normal and the shivering is bringing it back up. Also may be due to excess catecholamine (epinephrine, etc.) excretion. If this is truly bothering you, see a doctor. ...Read more