Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What Causes Chills With Concussions?

Hello,my boyfriend was punched in the face during a game of basketball and I believe he has a concussion from it. However, he s been complaining about being cold even though its 90° outside and his body temperature feels very high. Is this normal? Or could it be something else?
Wed, 27 Apr 2022
Report Abuse
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Your partner was punched in the face, since then he is complaining of feeling cold though you see that his body temperature is high and temperature outside is not cold. After a traumatic event some people experience chills, feel shaky or may tremble due to surge of adrenaline. Even if he's aren’t feeling cold, a drop in body temperature may cause chills. Psychological trauma may also cause chills or shakiness at times due to post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Other factors that may cause such symptoms are low blood sugar, low blood pressure from panic attack. You are suggested to get him clinically examined by a GP, get all required tests and investigations along with imaging tests done to rule out or detect any injury, trauma, bone fracture, internal injury / bleeding, etc. He will be accordingly treated. Help him stay away from addictions if any. He should not do any heavy work for a while.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Concussion


Loading Online Doctors....
What Causes Chills With Concussions?

Hello, Your partner was punched in the face, since then he is complaining of feeling cold though you see that his body temperature is high and temperature outside is not cold. After a traumatic event some people experience chills, feel shaky or may tremble due to surge of adrenaline. Even if he s aren’t feeling cold, a drop in body temperature may cause chills. Psychological trauma may also cause chills or shakiness at times due to post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other factors that may cause such symptoms are low blood sugar, low blood pressure from panic attack. You are suggested to get him clinically examined by a GP, get all required tests and investigations along with imaging tests done to rule out or detect any injury, trauma, bone fracture, internal injury / bleeding, etc. He will be accordingly treated. Help him stay away from addictions if any. He should not do any heavy work for a while. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nupur K., General & Family Physician