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I have been shivering for a few hours. Feel unwell. Mouth dry.

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I have been shivering for a few hours. Feel unwell. Mouth dry. BP 176 over 87. Normally 150. Aged 76
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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This is Dr. David

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you could be coming down with an infection

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like a viral infection or bacterial infection

Dr. David :

flu infection or influenza is a viral infection which can cause shivering.

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are you able to take your temperature and check for fever?

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you might need to go to a local hospital emergency room to get blood testing to check for infection and elevated WBC white blood cell count.

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and check for infection

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you might need a course of antibiotics if a bacterial infection is found.

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hello?

Customer: Thank you. I will wait for the morning - I am in France - and phone the doctor.
Dr. David :

good idea.

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get to see a doctor

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I hope you feel better soon.

Dr. David :

dry to drink plenty of fluid

Customer: Thank you. I will wait for morning & phone my doctor. I in France.
Dr. David :

you are welcome

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let me know if you have other questions

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