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What causes you to have shaking chills when you are sick?

What causes you to have shaking chills when you are sick?

Fever, blood infect: Shaking chills mostly go with blood infection called sepsis and are associated with high fever and white blood cell count. Allergic reactions and certain drug reactions can also cause this. Of course it is possible to just get very cold while sick. Then the chills might have to do with that but don't take any chances. Sepsis can be life threatening, get checked out if you reach that state. ...Read more

Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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Can a sinus infection cause tremors, or shaking chills?

Can a sinus infection cause tremors, or shaking chills?

Yes: yes if you are having sepsis from the sinus infection. you better see your doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. you might need a doctor or even hospitalization. so please see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: shaking chills?

What is the definition or description of: shaking chills?

Feeling cold: A sensation of feeling cold accompanied by uncontrollable shaking of the extremities, body and/or teeth often associated with the onset of a fever due to an infection. ...Read more

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Are shaking chills unusual with mild cold and cough illness?

Are shaking chills unusual with mild cold and cough illness?

Yes: Shaking chills and fever can be a sign of a bacterial infection. Often time pneumonia will start first with a viral illness such as a cold but if bacteria grows in the lungsand cause pneumonia, shaking chills, fever, worsening symptoms of cough, discolored phlegm begins. At that point a chest xray/medical evaluation and most likely appropriate antibiotic treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I had a sudden onset of shaking chills and a fever but no other symptoms is this something I should be concerned about?

I had a sudden onset of shaking chills and a fever but no other symptoms is this something I should be concerned about?

Yes possibly: You are describing rigors and could be a sign of bacteria in the blood. Please see a doctor if you have other episodes or other symptoms or if you feel unwell. ...Read more

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I had shaking chills last. Happened a couple of weeks ago too. I slept it off both times. No fever tho. Should I worry about infection?

Shaking chills: Yes you should be concerned as this may indicate a recurring fever that could indicate an infection. See your doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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Can a kindey stone get stuck in the urthera? I have throbbong and odd stingy felling all the time. Ever since i got the violent shaking chills-puking

Can a kindey stone get stuck in the urthera? I have throbbong and odd stingy felling all the time.  Ever since i got the violent shaking chills-puking

Get evaluated. : I'd see your physician as soon as you can. I'm concerned that you may have a serious urinary tract infection, in addition to any stones you may have. A UTI and/or stone the bladder can cause significant pain and irritation that is felt in the urethra. It is possible for a stone to get stuck in the urethra, but this is very rare, especially in women, since it has already passed through the ureter. ...Read more

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My normal oral temp is 35.8 to36.5celcius.if my ear temp is 37do I have a fever.have shaking chills too.

If you are having : "shaking chills" then there's a good possibility you may have a fever. see your doctor soon. if the oral or tympanic temperature is felt to be inaccurate then often times a rectal temperature will be checked. ...Read more

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If clear watery stool is passed after pm dose of split-dose moviprep w/ dizziness & shaking chills(bp<90/60). Can i half or skip am dose on coly day?

Depends: The more prep you take, the better the quality of your exam. If you feel up to it, you should try to take the morning dose. The last thing you want is to have to repeat this misery because of an unsatisfactory prep! if you just can't do it, you just can't do it. ...Read more

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I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing , nervousness, shaking , chills and sweating. Should i continue?

I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing , nervousness, shaking , chills and sweating. Should i continue?

No.: The symptoms sounds like hyperthyroidism. Stop the medication and go back to your physician.He can better determine whether this was from the medication or something else. ...Read more

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70y.o male had colonoscopy w.polyp biopsy 3/25/15. Has fever of 102.4, shaking, chills, and extremely pale in color. Unsure what to do. Thanks?

70y.o male had colonoscopy w.polyp biopsy 3/25/15. Has fever of 102.4, shaking, chills, and extremely pale in color. Unsure what to do. Thanks?

Take to ER: Call the doctor and take him to ER to make sure is not due to procedure related complication.( colonic perforation ) ...Read more

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5 episodes in about 5 years. Nighttime GERD followed by shortness of breath and shaking chills which last about 3 hours. Chest X-ray negative. Barrett?

5 episodes in about 5 years. Nighttime GERD followed by shortness of breath and shaking chills which last about 3 hours. Chest X-ray negative. Barrett?

Not necessarily: The symptoms you describe would not indicate having barret's. Those symptoms may be a result of reflux and reflux is associated with barret's. But, barret's esophagus is an asymptomatic change in the lining of the esophagus. Barret's is not diagnosed based on symptoms. The symptoms described are important and should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?

Liver processing: Alcohol is processed in the liver, and it depends on a particular liver enzyme. If that enzyme is deficient, or your liver is impaired for some reason, alcohol can have a bad effect on you. ...Read more

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Had a sudden chills and shaking feeling. ?

Could be infection: Hi HVance chills, a shaking feeling or really shaking with even teeth chattering can be due to an infection with virus or bacteria. If you also have a measureable temperature, or any other suggestions of infection (for example urinary symptoms, an open wound) seek emergency medical attention. Really!! But it can also be a temporary reaction, for example to sun exposure. Take care!! ...Read more

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Male, age 98, experiencing sudden onset of chills, shaking?

Male, age 98, experiencing sudden onset of chills, shaking?

Infection: Could be signs of fever and infection. It is worth being evaluated by a physician, especially at 98 years old. ...Read more

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Earlerr todday i started geting the chills and then i started shaking uncontrolably it lasted for like 15 min what should I do

Take : Take your temperature and see if you have a fever. If you have a fever, any rash, vomiting, or continued chills then you must be seen immediately by your doctor or in the er. ...Read more

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Waking up shivering, shaking and chills. Every night. No temp. ?

There can be many: Possible causes. Please see a concise overview at www.Ehow.Com/info_7999511_causes-night-chills.Html night chills are a feeling of coldness with shivering, sometimes followed by paleness and fever. It is a result of a change in the body's core temperature. Best wishes.:. ...Read more

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My husband had un controllable chills last night, but no fever and he wasn't cold to the touch. He couldn't stop whole body from shaking. ?

Chills: These are often related to the differential temperatures between the individual and the ambient atmosphere temp. Sometimes the stimulus from the area of the brain (hypothalamus) that serves as the body thermostat creates chilling to increase the body temp by muscular activity and he may have developed fever later after the chills. Need more info for more advice. ...Read more

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3 drinks last night, no recollection of anything that happened (no, not rufied). Awful headache, sensitivity to light, shaking, vomiting, chills. ??

 3 drinks last night, no recollection of anything that happened (no, not rufied). Awful headache, sensitivity to light, shaking,  vomiting, chills. ??

Coincidence or...: While your symptoms today could be due to a bad hangover, 3 drinks aren't likely to cause this unless you're unusually sensitive or allergic to alcohol (or unless someone did somehow slip you some drug). While this wouldn't explain why you can't remember everything,you might have a flu-like illness or food poisoning explaining how you feel today. In either case,homeopathic Nux vomica 30c may help. ...Read more

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What could this be? My left calf is swollen and red, my ankles hurt, I am having cold chills and shaking badly, and i sometimes can't make it to the bathroom.

You : You might have cellulitis, an infection. The fact that you're having chills is concerning me. If you can't get your doctor on the phone right away, please go to the er asap. ...Read more

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My husband has had cold chills, a high fever, shaking and numbness all over with a deep cough. Is there something he can take? He has had broccidis many times before

High : High fever and chills are worrisome for a serious infection (bacterial or viral). He could have bronchitis again or even pneumonia or the flu. The only way to be sure is to seek out medical care. It is possible that he may need antibiotics if he has a bacterial infection. By the date of this post almost a week has passed, hopefully he has improved or has seen a doctor by now. If not, he should go right away. Take care. ...Read more

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For five days I have gotten hives in the evening followed by chills, shaking then sweating. I do not have a fever. ?

See Doctor: Hmmm. That is an unusual combination. The chills/shakes/sweats suggest an infectious process, even w/o noticeable fever, but the hives suggest an allergic reaction. It is possible you are mis-identifying the "hives, " and should be examined to see what is going on. ...Read more

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My husband just woke up coughing and then the uncontrollable shaking began and now he is vomiting no fever, no chills, has COPD , is 48?

My husband just woke up coughing and then the uncontrollable shaking began and now he is vomiting no fever, no chills, has COPD , is 48?

SEE MD NOW: Can't tell here, but with COPD he is at increased risk for pneumonia, as well as other problems; vomiting and uncontrollable shaking is worrisome sign; may be viral or bacterial infection. SEE MD NOW ...Read more

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Shaking Chills (Definition)

A sensation of feeling cold accompanied by uncontrollable shaking of the extremities, body and/or teeth often associated with the onset of a fever ...Read more


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Chills (Definition)

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