Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up
Includes Expert Content
Chills but no fever ?
avatar
Dev05 posted:
All week i have had the Chills off and on. I have had mild body aches and been tired, but i dont really feel sick and i havent had a fever or low grade fever at all. I always thought that chills was a sign of a fever or that u were going to get one. but i havent had one all week. Even when putting on warm clothes and getting under blankets im still cold. I have goose bumps all over my body. Is it possible to have a virus with no fever? what else would cuz chills?
Reply
 
avatar
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Yes, it is possible for a virus to cause chills and not have a corresponding fever. Viruses are "systemic" --- tends to affect the whole body with aches, etc. Numerous human afflictions can cause a person to feel chills. Chills are non-specific, so listing the hundreds of causes would not be helpful to you in narrowing down the possibilities.

Viruses tend to last a week, so if you are not improving, or getting worse, it would be in your best interest to see a medical provider so that you can be properly examined and diagnosed.


Helpful Tips

Most People with a penicillin allergy can safely take cephalosporinsExpert
Medical providers have always been taught that if you are allergic to penicillin, you have a greater chance of also being allergic to a ... More
Was this Helpful?
30 of 61 found this helpful

Expert Blog

Focus on Flu

Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.