Why Do People Get Chills?

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Why Do People Get Chills?

What could cause a person to get sudden chills?

Answer

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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Answered by Lisa Nelson, RD, LN