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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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I have a fever and chills?

I have a fever and chills?

Question??: What exactly are you asking about fever and chills. If present, please get seen by your physician or resubmit your question. ...Read more

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What causes fever with chills?

Lots of things: Fever and chills, we commonly think infection. See your doctor to help identify a source. ...Read more

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Can pain cause fever and chills?

Can pain cause fever and chills?

not really but can b: Pain does not cause chills and fever but it can be associated together due to an underlying cause like infection. So get yourself checked for infection? Like, in urine. ...Read more

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Does a fever also cause chills?

Not always: Chills don't always accompany a fever. Certain infections like the flu and some pneumonia seem to be associated with chills more often. ...Read more

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Why do I feel chills when I have a fever?

Vascular constrictio: When your body wants to mount a fever, it constricts blood vessels in the skin to shunt blood to the internal organs, this makes your skin colder and gives you the chills. ...Read more

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What should I do if you have a fever and chills?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the fever. For example, viral causes can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and fluids. Bacterial causes require antibiotics. ...Read more

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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

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What to do if I have fever and chills out of nowhere?

What to do if I have fever and chills out of nowhere?

Thermostat Setting: Fever is when you body's thermostat is set higher than normal. When the thermostat in your house is raised, the heat goes on to increase the temperature. "Chills" is how your body generates heat - basically your muscles produce that extra heat. The "Cytokines" released by your body in response to any infection appear to regulate this thermostat. BTW "Fever Breaks" when you sweat to cool down. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have chills without a fever?

Chills, no fever: Certainly chills can occur without a fever, although it's not that common. I've seen this happen in my elderly folks especially - those who are 'weakened' or immunocompromised may have an abnormal immune response. Usually when chills occur, we will pile on blankets or start shivering to make a temp come up. That doesn't always happen though. Good to pay attention to a patient's symptoms however. ...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