Top 20 Doctor insights on: 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
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
See below: Not normal, but very common.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a sudden onset of shaking chills and a fever but no other symptoms is this something I should be concerned about?
Total hysterectomy done robotically 2 weeks ago. Pain very severe shaking chills no fever. Should I seek help?
Yes: You could be developing an infection. You should see your doctor asap. ...Read more
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?
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
My normal oral temp is 35.8 to36.5celcius. If my ear temp is 37do I have a fever. Have shaking chills too.
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
I just started (2days) on low dose of thyroid med having flushing, nervousness, shaking, chills and sweating. Should I continue?
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?
Less than 24 hrs spouse experiencing shaking chills, muscle aches, nausea 12 hrs after getting sr flu shot; similar reaction to last yr's shot.?
My 3 yr old has pneumonia in the left lung and is having shaking chills accompanied by confusion (new symptoms) tonight. Should I go to the er?
Husband 62 w/fever 102.5 & shaking chills, urgency/frequency now gone;has high urine WBC but no growth; LLQ mild pain 1 mo ago; base Creat 1.1-1.2?
Pyelonephritis?: Take your husband to an ER immediately. Do not wait. Hope he gets better soon. ...Read more
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
Small amt alcohol (1/4 gl wine, etc) cause chills/sweats, headache, shaking, floating feeling. No flush, big person, caucasian, one drink rarely. Why?
Could be infection:
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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