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Severe chill with warm face. What does it indicate?

Apr 2014
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My 78 year old husband is having severe chills. His face is very warm to the touch. I have no thermometer to check temp. He has no other symptoms. This has been going on for over two hours. How long does it take to answer a question?
Posted Sun, 24 Nov 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 52 minutes later
Brief Answer: He may develop full fledged fever. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to XXXXXXX Severe chill with warm face may result into fever. Chill before fever is seen in many conditions like viral fever,malaria etc. If he develops fever then you should do sponging of whole body with normal water and give paracetamol tablet 500 mg SOS. Investigations should also be done to exclude certain other conditions. It includes routine hemogram,Malaria parasite test, Blood culture etc.Further investigations can be done if needed. If you don't have thermometer you can assess fever by dorsum of hand(surface of hand opposite to palm area)by touching forehead and general body surface. If any problem, you should consult your doctor. Get well soon. Hope i have answered your query. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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