Chills

What is Chills?

Chills is a feeling of coldness occurring during a high fever, but sometimes is also a common symptom which occurs alone in specific people. It occurs during fever due to the release of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the inflammatory response, which increases the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. The increased set point causes the body temperature to rise (pyrexia), but also makes the patient feel cold or chills until the new set point is reached. Shivering also occurs along with chills because the patient's body produces heat during muscle contraction in a physiological attempt to increase body temperature to the new set point. When it does not accompany a high fever it is normally a light chill. Sometimes a chill of medium power and short duration may occur during a scare, especially in scares of fear, commonly interpreted like or confused by trembling.

Questions and answers on "Chills"

I drank a lot (25) beers between friday and saturday. I am a 25 yom 6'1 260. I am starting to feel better just now getting rid of the sweats and chills. Is this a prolonged hangover (40 hours) or something like alcohol withdrawal. I dont drink much during the weekday, but more on the weekend. I am holding down food and gatorade/water

doctor1 MD

Hello,
It is quite normal to have severe sweats and chills after heavy alcohol intake.
There is limit by which your liver can metabolise the alcohol.
This limit is generally one unit per hour it if you consume more alcohol then extra alcohol,which could not be metabolised by liver,accumulates...

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My husband fell and hurt his ankle. He immediately got chills and I got him comfortable with many blankets and some hot tea. His ankle is either sprained or broken. Can t tell yet. He went to bed waiting until tomorrow to see if he needs to go to urgent care. Is it normal to get such a case of chills? He is 59 years old. YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Hi, Welcome to Health care magic forum.
It appears that he had a fracture or the sprain of the ankle.With any sort of heavy pain it is possible to have chills and feverish feeling.
I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis. You may need to have an M.R.I. of the ankle for...

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During an infusion of Rituxon for Non - hodgkins lymphoma , I developed a severe case of chills followed by rigor. What caused this and what is a remedy for it?

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developing rigors and chills during or after I.V. fluids is well known. These type of reactions are common with some drugs and also with blood. Before giving this drug- Rituxon usually they will give premedication. this premedication will prevent the development of chills and rigors. some times...

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my 24 yr old son has migraine headaches then vomits then feels better after talking sumatriptan inj then later gets chills and sweats like crazy we have been to just about evry kind of dr and so many test amd mris still can not find anything can anyone help it is causing him to miss work alot and he can not afford to lose his job

doctor1 MD

consult a neurulogist as well as psychiatrist.

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I am a male and I've been experiencing symptoms of a uti - burning urination, no discharge, but some chills. I took a AZO home test and it came up positive for WBC but negative for nitrates. I'm unable yonder a DR right now, are there any ways I can treat it on my own. Does it sound like a UTI or something else

doctor1 MD

Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have U.T.I.

Please get your routine urine test and urine culture done to find out the organisms causing this infection and antibiotics to which they are sensitive to.

Please take broad spectrum antibiotics...

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Hello, Im a female 46yrs old and experiencing symptoms rapid heart rate while sleeping waking up and feeling chills, bit dizzy, and pale. It been going on for a while. I can hear and feel my heart beat. Please provide me with some answer.thank you.<

doctor1 MD

Hi, if you are pale, then all your symptoms could be due to anaemia. If your hemoglobin is normal then we have to check your blood pressure and cardiac functions--regards

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suffering from severe stomach pain, hot to the point of sweating then cold with the chills and this will last for about 45min to and hour or more. sometimes I get nauseated but not all the time, mainly pain in my upper stomach area, chills and hot flashes.I have these symptoms 3-5 times a week once or twice a day regaurdless of what im eating or drinking

doctor1 MD

hello,
thank you for asking this queston.
Diagnosing the cause of abdominal pain can be difficult, because many diseases can cause this symptom. Most frequently the cause is benign and/or self-limiting, but more serious causes may require urgent intervention.
Upper middle abdominal pain may be...

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i am 21 5/6 weight is 209i am preganet and want to know the effect of what thiroid problems acan do to u why i ask is cause my neck been swelling and puffy eyes and chills is that ok my doctor done blood wk yesterday to check my levels but i fell funny like chills is one my cheast hurts is that ok

doctor1 MD

Hello, start the thyroid medication and once levels normalize there is usually nothing to worry.
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My mother goes to bed sometimes and gets the constant shakes and chills. It sometimes takes her hours to get to sleep and on occasions, we have had to take her to hospital as a result. Her heart races on and off at times whilst experiencing these chills. She suffers from anxiety however this appears to come out of no where and most frequently occurs when she goes to bed. I am wondering what physiological basis there is to elicit this sort of response? (ie: High blood pressure? Any hormonal reasons?).

doctor1 MD

HI
Well come to HCM
Your mother may be having psychological condition Anxiety and depression may be likely and in my opinion this can be treated with Tab Amitriptyline initially once in day this is nothing to take with Hormone, hope this helps.

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I ve had a single swollen lymph node in my right ingurnial area for a while now, and have been to multiple doctors, I just now recently noticed a bulging vein running from said lymph node all the way around my hip, have you ever heard of this? I ve had ultra-sounds, chest x-rays, multiple blood panels done and none seem for it to be malignant, though I ve suffered from severe itching, chills and fatigue , does any of this raise alarms for you?

doctor1 MD

Hello and welcome to HCM
You actually need to visit your doctor for the 'bulging vein'. It may be a nerve which you noticed right now and are associating it with the lymph node.
For you complaints of itching, chills and fatigue I advice you to get a complete haemogram done.

Thanks and take care
Dr...

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Recent questions on  Chills

doctor1 MD

I have been dealing with SEVERE abdominal pain with loose watery stool SEVERE cramping, chills, passing out, and vomiting for approx 2 years now. I have had all of my reproductive organs removed because they thought that was the cause....I still have all of these symptoms....only getting worse...I have seen 4 doctors so far...even had a colonoscopy....I dont know what to do any more... What could the problem be?

doctor1 MD

hi
well, ive been having some weird symptoms, ive had a fever of 100.0-102.0 for the past few months, and nothing can explain it. I'll give you a list of the things going wrong.
-Crown of the head pains.
-Body aches and chills.
- Trouble breathing.
-Pain behind one eye.
-Diarrea more than 3 times a day.
-Nausea.

do you have any idea what could have caused this?

doctor1 MD

64 year old male with type 2 diabetes, heart disease and HB pressure, has been vomiting and diarreah for 2 days. Low grade fever, chills, congested cough and sore throat. I can't get him to go to ER have doctors appointment tomorrow at 3:40pm. He cannot keep anything down. I bought a power-aid type drink with low sugar 5mg and sodium is 240, concerned about kidneys and the sodium being diabetic. Is there anything else I can give him to keep him hydrated?? Any suggestions you have to help me get him through the night.

doctor1 MD

Hi. I'm a 25 year old female, smoker, healthy normal weight for my height. I went to the Dr recently for SOB and a fast HB. Was put on an antibiotic which seemed to take care of the problem. Last night, I was relaxing on the couch and felt a very sudden sharp stabbing pain in my L arm that radiated to my chest. It happened twice. It alarmed me enough to sit up and move my arm wondering what the pain was. Shortly after I experienced a " derealization" episode and ringing in my ears. It subsided within five minutes. Right after I had hot flashes that were quickly replaced by chills. I did experience very very dull chest pain for about 20 minutes after the episode and I went back to feeling normal. For the past three years I have also had episodes where I feel as If I black out, but it only happens when I'm standing. I know it's coming on be cause my legs will start to lose their strength and in my trying to keep myself up they will start to shake ( and I mean shake a lot). There have been a few times people have been around me and said that I grabbed onto them to hold myself up and was digging my fingernails into their back and wasn't responding to them when they would tell me to stop. I would quickly come to and remember I had an episode. I'm being passed off as an anxiety case which would be okay with me if I had any tests done to show me it's nothing more serious. I did not have anxiety problems until I started with these weird symptoms. While the DR's think the symptoms are coming from anxiety, I think the anxiety is coming from not being diagnosed and dealing with these scary symptoms. What would you recommend?

doctor1 MD

I had a mild sore throat 4 weeks ago and a fever of 101 for one day. I had mild chills on and off for 2 days. Ithen felt i had a could for the following 2 weeks and for a fer days had gonk when I blew my nose. For the last two weeks i have had...

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I have cold chills when it is over 100" outside, feels anxiety I get migraines then start vomiting , when outside I sweat profusely, I had a MI in 2004 heart XXXXXXX Hysterectomy 1988, something's just feels not right, gained 40 lbs in 4-5...

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My 9 year old daughter has had cough for about a week. she felt fine this morning and went to school. The school called and said she was sick and needed to be picked up. When she was picked up she was very pale and shaking, she said her legs hurt....

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