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    Different kinds of fevers?

    Edited to simplify the question.

    Usually a fever comes with high temp and chills. This fever I have(had) came with high temp but no chills.

    Is there a difference between these fevers?

    I'm not asking for a diagnosis, just an answer to a simple question.
    Last edited by Cspine; 2 Sep 2012, 3:19 PM.
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    #2
    If you have been on an antibiotic for over 48 hours and there is no improvement in your condition you should return to the ER or your provider ASAP if you feel ill also.

    pbr
    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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      #3
      Hey B, I hate to hear that you're having problems. I've followed your recent threads.
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        #4
        Thanks kiddo, I'm finally on the mend.

        Nobody knows about the 2 types of fevers? Damn.
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          #5
          Osteo can have no symptoms and when bad, it can cause fever, chills and nausea. That was my experience. I was fine one minute and sick as a dog the next.

          Still worth pursuing an MRI - even if healing - to check on infection in the area but I tend to be overcautious (along with my doc given my history) and I don't have to pay for things like that.
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            #6
            fevers are cause by viruses, bacteria, immunity issues, etc. If you have many medical issues going on all at the same time, a provider would need to do blood cultures, lab work, possibly MRIs and maybe even get an infectious disease expert in on this. There is no easy answer to your question.

            pbr
            The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.

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              #7
              Originally posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
              There is no easy answer to your question.

              pbr
              I'm not asking why I had a fever, I'm asking why some fevers give people the chills and some make them feel hot. I don't see why that's so difficult to answer.
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                #8
                Your body temp is regulated by your hypothalamus, which monitors your body's actual temp and also sets the thermostat that tell your body what temp to be at. If your hypothalamus is telling your body that you need to be at 102, but you are only at 100, then your body will respond with the chills in an attempt to get you up to the "right" temp. If your body is warming up at the same rate that your hypothalamus is telling it to, then you won't get the chills. That's the short of it, anyway.

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