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What causes alternating chills and sweats along with headaches?

The past couple of years I have noticed that my eyesight has been going quickly. I just use reading glasses now. I am a male 52 years of age. My main problem now is for almost a complete week I have had a headache along with cold chills one minute and then the next minute i am sweating all while the headache never leaving.
Fri, 16 Feb 2018
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Hello! Welcome to HealthcareMagic!

The presence of cold chills and headache imply that you may have an infection present. Viral infections are most common. In most persons symptoms resolve within 1 to 2 weeks but they can be some severe viral illnesses. Since it is not clear what is causing your symptoms, it would be best to be seen. I hope this helps.

Hope this clarifies your concerns. Thank you for the query.

Take care

Dr. Michelle Gibson James, General & Family Physician
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