Patient complains of chills: here are the diseases they are linked to and the remedies

Chills are rapid muscular contractions triggered by the body when it tries to warm itself up. They are usually associated with fever or can anticipate it. In many cases they are a symptom of an infection

What diseases can be associated with chills?

The following diseases can be associated with shivering:

  • Panic attacks
  • Gallbladder stones
  • Kidney stones
  • Cholecystitis
  • Dengue
  • Ebola
  • Epididymitis
  • Solar erythema
  • St Anthony’s fire
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Meningitis
  • Orchitis
  • Stye
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peritonitis
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pneumonia
  • Prostatitis
  • Salmonella
  • Scarlet fever
  • Scialoadenitis
  • Sepsis
  • Septic shock
  • Tonsillitis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Chickenpox

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and that it is always best to consult your doctor if symptoms persist.

What are the remedies for chills?

When the chills are only associated with a slight fever, it is sufficient to rest and drink plenty of fluids to maintain a good level of hydration.

In the case of a high fever, however, warm compresses and anti-inflammatory drugs may be useful.

With chills when to see your doctor?

If shivering is associated with a very high or persistently high fever, contact your doctor.

Similarly, it is a good idea to seek expert advice if you also have a cough, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or burning, frequent urination, neck stiffness, confusion, irritability or indolence.

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