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I have a temperature of 104F and uncontrollable shivering and

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I have a temperature of 104F and uncontrollable shivering and shaking. I ache all over, especially headache. I have been in contact with measles recently. I had it as a child, when I was 10.I am now 62. Is it just flu or a reaction to the disease? I am supposed to be teaching enrichment classes to older people in sheltered accommodation on Wednesday. I was hoping it would clear up by then, but there's no sign of my temperature going down..I've been poorly since Friday night. Advice please
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 4 years ago.

Dr. David :

you could very well have measles again

Dr. David :

or another infection

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bacterial or viral

Dr. David :

you really need to see a doctor and get blood testing to check for elevated white blood cell count

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and blood culture to check for sepsis.

Dr. David :

you don't want to have this blood infection get out of control.

Customer:

I guess I won't be going to work on Weds then

Dr. David :

best not to go to work until you get your infection under control and treated.

Dr. David :

do you have an A&E department close to you where you can be seen and treated?

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or an urgent care center?

Dr. David :

fever with shivering and chills could be a sign of infection in the blood spreading.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer:

How can I have sepsis when I havent got a wound?

Dr. David :

you can get infection into your body through many ways.

Dr. David :

through a silent bladder infection

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or from a silent lung infection.

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you don't need a wound for an infection to get into your blood.

Dr. David :

I am sorry you are feeling sick.

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I would hate for this infection to get worse.

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and land you in the hospital.

Dr. David :

please see a doctor right away for evaluation and possible antibiotics

Customer:

Ok thanks

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