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Chills are feelings of coldness accompanied by shivering. Chills typically arise in one of two situations: as an accompaniment to fever and after exposure to a cold environment. Essentially any condition that may produce fever (including infections and cancers) can result in chills along with fever. Exposure to a cold environment can result in chills. With prolonged exposure to cold, serious injuries related to hypothermia (a lowered core body temperature) can result.

Patients may experience the related symptoms of Fever, Fatigue, and/or Tremor.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/28/2012

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REFERENCE:

Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.

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      • What areas are high-risk for contracting yellow fever?
      • What is the incubation period for yellow fever?
      • What are yellow fever symptoms and signs?
      • How is yellow fever diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for yellow fever?
      • What is the prognosis for people with yellow fever?
      • Can yellow fever be prevented?
      • Where can people get more information on yellow fever?
Other Causes of Chills
  • Bacterial Infection
  • Cold Environment
  • Parasite Infection
  • Prolonged Immersion in Water
  • Virus Infection
Examples of Medications for Chills
  • acetaminophen, Tylenol and Others
  • acetylsalicylic acid, Aspirin, Ecotrin
  • ibuprofen, Advil, Children's Advil/Motrin, Medipren, Motrin, Nuprin, PediaCare Fever etc.
  • naproxen, Anaprox, Naprelan, Naprosyn, Aleve
  • OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers




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