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Doctor insights on: Recurring Chills

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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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Reoccurring uti I have fever chills nausea dizziness and frequent bowel movements that stink. Is that related? Always get those symptoms. Seeing dr

Reoccurring uti I have fever chills nausea dizziness and frequent bowel movements that stink. Is that related? Always get those symptoms. Seeing dr

UTI : I'm glad you're seein your doctor, your doctor will examine you, probably will do a urine analysis & culture to figure out what is causing your symptoms, you will need a renal ultra sound & depending on how many UTI you had you might need to consult a urologist, who might do a VCU to R/O vesicouretral reflux. GI symptoms sometimes go together with any infection in the body. Feel better. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months.  Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis.  Help.

Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more

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What causes chills?

What causes chills?

Fever going up: One of the factors in producing an increase in body temperature is muscular activity. A long distance runner will generate very high body temperatures. One of the ways in which the body produces an elevation of temperature is by chilling, which is a form of muscular activity. The other factor is the differential between the body temperature and the external temperature. ...Read more

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What to do for chills?

Infection?: Chills are usually a symptom of an infection. Sometimes kidney infections can present in this manner. I would have your doctor check your blood counts and a urine and do a full exam. ...Read more

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What could cause chills?

Many things.: Chills and rigor are synonyms and are seen due to the release and action of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the immune response which also increase the body's set temperature in the hypothalamus. The person then feels cold in its environment and has chills. These are caused by influenza, tonsillitis, pneumonia, biliary sepsis, pyelonephritis, abscess, malaria, amphotericin b, and others. ...Read more

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How to you treat chills?

Treat the fever: Usually chills are a result of a fever .This fever is usually greater than 100.4 to 101. Although you can often treat chills by treating a fever it is important not to ignore that a high fever can indicate severe illness. During illnesses that are associated with high fevers it is also important to maintain hydration. Always see your doctor if a fever lasts more than 4 days. There are other cause. ...Read more

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What are chills a sign of?

Chills: The major circumstances in which chills occur are as an accompaniment to fever and after exposure to a cold environment. They are one of the body's mechanism for increasing body temperature when the hypothalamic "thermostat" has been set higher. The muscle activity of chilling generates heat. ...Read more

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Is a shower good for chills?

Might help: Chilling is one mechanism the body uses to raise the core temperature an occurs prior to the temperature going up. Also occurs in response to the differential between your and the environment's temperatures. If you take a hot shower you diminish the differential and may help alleviate the chilling. ...Read more