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Q. What can cause body shivering along with rashes over hands and legs?

Answered by
Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 06, 2016 and last reviewed on: Feb 19, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am a 28 year old male. I have rashes over hands and legs. They are not red rashes, but more like insect bites. I also have swelling especially on the feet. My doctor has prescribed Benadryl anti-allergy tablet. I am also experiencing shivering when body is feeling hot. What am I looking at? I am really worried. Please help.

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Internal Medicine


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  • As per the query quoted it appears to be a case of fever with rash the etiology of which is vast. It can be infective, allergic, immunological, drug induced, etc.
  • You need to be specific with details like onset, duration, progression, nature of the rash, whether painful or itchy, any previous history, drug history, any specific allergies, sore throat, mouth ulcers, etc.
  • It would be great if pictures would have been uploaded.

Differential diagnosis:

1. Contact dermatitis.
2. Drug induced.
3. Scabies.
4. Viral exanthem.

Probable diagnosis:

Fever with rash.

Treatment plan:

1. Tablet Avil (Pheniramine maleate) twice daily.
2. Emollients like Lacto Calamine.
3. Tablet Paracetamol 650 mg twice daily or during febrile illness and cold sponging.

Preventive measures:

Avoid sun exposure and scratching.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back with detailed history and pictures to a general medicine physician online.--->

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Hi doctor,

I got an injection and the shivering has come down. But, neither the rash nor the swelling. What should I do next?

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Internal Medicine


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  • I would suggest observing the progression of the rash whether it is progressing or regressing in the next 48 hours.
  • Please revert back with all the details I have asked you in the previous note. Get well soon.

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