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Q: Why do people get chills?

What could cause a person to get sudden chills?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
11/ 2/09 4:26pm

Hi EYI,

 

Chills are caused by the rapid contracting and relaxing of muscles. They can be caused by a number of conditions, including the onset of infection and fever. Though they can be a sign of such diseases as malaria, they're typically associated with such common ailments as colds, flu, strep throat, and pneumonia.

 

Here is a link to information on chills, along with some other information you might find helpful.

 

Chills

Cold Symptoms

Is it a Cold? The Flu? Allergies? Bronchitis?

 

 

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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