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Caught cold, shivering with some temperature rise. What could be wrong?

Hi, A couple of days back I caught with cold and later that night I was shivering with some temperatue rise in my body. When I woke up during daytime I felt a little better in terms of the body temperature was not that high. But still I had a little shivering during day. And in the night again body temperature rose and I had shivering.throught the night. Could you suggest me what is wrong?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query.,
If the body temperature is rising as such, there fore there is as an infection, either viral or bacterial. Viral infections would cause a less severe disease with less tiredness and milder fevers. Bacterial infections generally cause higher fevers, a more sick person and an alteration in the general outlook of the patient. Distinguishing these two greatly affects the treatment and management options. Clinically bringing out this difference at times could be challenging and certain blood tests might be required. I suggest you consult your primary care physician for a proper medical examination.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Thu, 21 Mar 2013
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