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    Chills but no fever ?
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    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?
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    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.


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