Common "Chills" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Chills mean a feeling of being cold which often occurs with fever and causes shivering or shaking. Chills are generally associated with the following conditions like meningitis, sinusitis, urinary tract infections, and malaria. Chills are one-way body raises its core temperatures, and it is an involuntary body response.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

I have been experiencing chronic fever. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 17 years old, weigh 121 pounds, and am 5.3 feet tall. I have been experiencing low-grade fever for six months. My IGRA test came back positive, but my sputum test was negative, and my CT scan showed normal results. Currently, I am experiencing a fever multiple times daily, around 1...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) test is unable to differentiate between latent and active tuberculosis (TB) infection, essentially distinguishing between infection and disease. Just because you are infected with TB does not mean you have the disease, which...  Read Full »

My grandfather is coughing up phlegm. What should we do?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandfather is 92 years old. He had been throwing up with cold chills, hot flashes, coughing up lots of phlegm, sore throat, back, and stomach pain. But there is no fever. What should we do? What could it be?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to After going through your query I must admit that the first possibility is of pneumonia or lower respiratory tract infection. As he is having all signs of pneumonia other than fever. It should be ruled out with a chest x-ray and complete blood count. With the advancem...  Read Full »

I get recurrent fever with chills, and body and joint pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel chill and feverish with body and joint pain for a few days. I felt normal after taking medicines, but it recurred again. If I go out, I get chill again. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from chilled feverish pain for a few days. According to your investigation reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), platelet count 0.8 lakhs/cu mm (1.5-4.0)...  Read Full »

My son has fever and chills. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 7-years-old. He has been having chills and fever since last night. He also has a cough with phlegm. This morning, I noticed he has skin hives. I gave him Paracetamol and Salbutamol. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please check the temperature of the child with a thermometer. If the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit or more, you can give syrup Crocin DS (Paracetamol) every four to six hours. If the temperature is 102 degrees Fahrenheit or more, prov...  Read Full »

I have fever and chills since last night. Please suggest me what should I do.

Query: Hello doctor, I vomited two to three times yesterday. I have been feeling very cold and am shivering since midnight. I checked my temperature, it is 101 degree Fahrenheit. I have to catch a flight tomorrow. Please suggest what should I do.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern,I assume that since you have a flight tomorrow, you might have got your RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) COVID test done by now and it must have been negative since you have not mentioned it in your query. Conside...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my right lower abdomen and flank with mild urinal discomfort?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my right flank and right lower abdomen since yesterday. Pain is stabbing. I feel more pain when I am moving around. I am having mild discomfort and slight pain after urination. Today I am feeling slightly feverish and having chills. Recently a month back, I had pain i...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Right flank pain has many different causes like ureteric colic, primarily due to stone in the ureter blocking the kidney, back pain due to compression of the spinal nerve root, and muscular pain. Firstly your ultrasound and urine test shows that there is no issue with y...  Read Full »

Are chills, shortness of breath, and low lymphocyte count symptoms of COVID-19?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, non-smoker. My lymphocytes count is dropping during the last three months. It used to be stable during last year. Mysterious COVID-19 like symptoms stated by March chills, SOB, etc. Chest CT clear. CRP 0.5, ESR 2. But my neutrophil and lymph ratio is increasing...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Following is my opinion on your asked question. In COVID-19 infection usually, CRP (C-reactive protein) is high which is an inflammatory marker. Your CRP normal. So COVID-19 is less likely. Moreover, you had symptoms since March. COVID-19 usually does not last for such...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my low-grade fever, headache, and internal burning sensation with chills?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a constant low-grade fever, chronic headache, lost of energy, and internal body burning sensation with chills. I have done several tests like HIV, hepatitis B and C , typhoid and malaria. My CBC, blood sugar, urinary and blood culture all came out negative, I am worried as to w...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I can only imagine the level of your anxiety and frustration. I must ask you, have you been having fever for more than 100.5? Because this is what we can say fever, any temperature. Below this is not a fever. I am sure you have been checked repeatedly for this....  Read Full »

I am experiencing extreme exhaustion and trembling after physical activity or if I have not eaten for five to six hours. What could be causing this?

Query: Hello doctor,I have some questions about symptoms I often experience after physical activity or if I have not eaten for five to six hours. I have not been very active for one to two years due to depression and PTSD. Now, I am making an effort to be more active to lose weight and improve my overall w...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hello,Welcome to has your sleep been, and how is your mood lately? I recommend that you obtain a cardiovascular clearance to ensure safety during exercise. Please include a serum total vitamin D test in your workup. Also, try to avoid binge eating and opt for small, frequent meals. S...  Read Full »

My 2-year-old grandson suffers from fluctuating blood sugar levels, chills, vomiting, and disorientation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My two-year-old grandson woke up with a blood sugar level of 47 mg/dl this morning. He experienced chills, vomiting, and appeared disoriented. We took him to the ER, where he underwent various blood and metabolic tests, including a thyroid test, for about seven hours. Throughout the da...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It seems your grandson experienced a hypoglycemic (low sugar in the blood) episode, but I cannot definitively conclude its cause with the provided information. While it hints at a possible endocrine issue, I need the results ...  Read Full »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.