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3,235 Possible Causes for Chills, High Fever

  • Influenza

    Signs that influenza is getting worse include fever, shaking chills, and shortness of breath.[my.clevelandclinic.org] Infected individuals usually experience a rapid onset of flu symptoms which typically include: muscle aches, high fever, head ache, chills, fatigue, dry cough and runny/stuffy[3dscience.com] Type A and B cause the annual influenza epidemics that have up to 20% of the population sniffling, aching, coughing , and running high fevers .[m.webmd.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Chills iStock/George Clerk Patients with pneumonia often report teeth-chattering chills that cannot be remedied.[rd.com] You should see a doctor if you have a high fever or if the pain in your face and teeth gets worse. The same goes if your symptoms last longer than a week.[wilx.com] The influenza virus causes a respiratory infection with high fevers that can last up to 7 days.[aboutkidshealth.ca]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    […] need to urinate more often than usual A feeling of urgency when you urinate Blood or mucus in the urine Cramps or pain in the lower abdomen Pain during sexual intercourse Chills[americanpregnancy.org] In babies, the most common signs include fever, irritability, vomiting and diarrhea, poor feeding, and failure to gain weight, but most babies will just have a high fever[childrenshospitaloakland.org] It causes many of these same symptoms, but the child often looks sicker and is more likely to have a fever (sometimes with shaking chills), pain in the side or back, severe[kidshealth.org]

  • Pneumonia

    Chills iStock/George Clerk Patients with pneumonia often report teeth-chattering chills that cannot be remedied.[rd.com] Early symptoms are similar to flu symptoms, which include: Fever Dry cough Headache Sore throat Loss of appetite Muscle pain Additional symptoms about a day later: High fever[my.clevelandclinic.org] […] lung tissue accompanied by infiltration of alveoli and often bronchioles with white blood cells (such as neutrophils) and fibrinous exudate , is characterized by fever, chills[merriam-webster.com]

  • Sunburn

    Sunburn causes painful reddened skin and sometimes causes blisters, fever, and chills.[merckmanuals.com] See a doctor if:- it covers a large portion of the body or is severe in nature. there is high fever, chills, rash, nausea, severe pain occurs. feeling faint or dizzy, rapid[firstaidanywhere.com] When to see a doctor See your doctor if the sunburn: Is blistering and covers a large portion of your body Is accompanied by a high fever, extreme pain, headache, confusion[mayoclinic.org]

  • Meningitis

    Symptoms usually come on quickly, and may include: Fever and chills, especially in newborns and children Mental status changes Nausea and vomiting Sensitivity to light Severe[mountsinai.org] An infant presented to our hospital with high fever and irritability, as well as refusal to walk.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] it is fitting or convulsing has a high temperature refusing to eat or drink has not had a wee for over 12 hours Symptoms in older children and adults: a high temperature chills[thesun.co.uk]

  • Pharyngitis

    In addition to a sore, dry, or scratchy throat , a cold or flu may cause: sneezing runny nose headache cough fatigue body aches chills fever (a low-grade fever with a cold[healthline.com] PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis) is the most frequent non-infectious cause of high fever observed among the European child population[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Additional symptoms may include: Cough Fever (low or high) or chills Fatigue or body aches Swollen tonsils or lymph nodes How do you treat pharyngitis?[medspring.com]

  • Sinusitis

    General manager Mike Rizzo said Wednesday that Strasburg developed a fever, chills and acute sinusitis in the days following Game 1.[merriam-webster.com] A high fever in a child or an adult with sinusitis symptoms warrants a visit to the doctor. Reviewed by: Tina M. St. John, M.D. Lose Weight. Feel Great![livestrong.com] Fever and chills also can occur, but their presence may suggest that the infection has spread beyond the sinuses. Often the pain is more severe in acute sinusitis.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Western Equine Encephalomyelitis

    Symptoms of illness begin with the sudden onset of high fever, chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Severe illness includes encephalitis, seizures, and coma.[dhs.wisconsin.gov] The infected individual usually develops a general viral prodrome with fevers, chills, weakness, headache, or myalgias.[emedicine.medscape.com] Symptoms of illness begin with the sudden onset of high fever, chills, headache, nausea, and vomiting. Severe illness includes encephalitis, seizures, and coma.[dhs.wisconsin.gov]

  • Bubonic Plague

    Septicemic plague: Patients develop fever, chills, extreme weakness, abdominal pain, shock, and possibly bleeding into the skin and other organs.[cdc.gov] […] with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever Black Plague the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people[vocabulary.com] A 19-year-old man, recently returned from a 10-day military exercise in central California, had acute onset of shaking chills, headache, and bilateral inguinal adenopathy[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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