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Suggest treatment for fever and body shivers in an elderly diabetic patient

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Dr. Noble Zachariah

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Practicing since :1974

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Posted on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: 80 yr old male uncontrollable shivers. Temp 98.7. BP 173/86 pulse 104. Pupils pinpoint. Heart stent 11 yrs ago, diabetic controlled with meds. Any ideas?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Better investigated

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
I would like more information. How is his sensorium?
If it's normal, a urinary infection may be a likely cause. If the sensorium is altered, he requires to be investigated. An ER visit may be advisable.
Do get back with more details.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah 18 minutes later
Shivers have stopped. BP & pulse have decreased. Does have prostrate problems. Checked with an EMT (I am an EMR) whose husband had same type symptoms and was a bladder infection. Will monitor closely and will go to ER if necessary. Thanks - really needed some reassurance.
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome

Detailed Answer:
It was nice interacting with you.
Do get back to me if you have further queries.
Wish you both a good day and good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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