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Has she taken any medications?
How is her urinary frequency? Any change?
Any abdominal pain/discomfort?
Chills usually occur in the presence of an infection. They are most often associated with a fever. Chills are caused by rapid muscle contraction and relaxation. They are the body's way of producing heat when it feels cold. Chills often predict an increase in the body's core temperature.
Viral infections such as colds and flu and bacterial infections, such as a urinary tract infections or pneumonia, often cause a fever. This is usually associated with other symptoms, but occasionally may be difficult to evaluate.
Fludricortisone is a steroid and has he tendency to wear down our body's ability to fight common infections. That is why as an Emergency physician my recommendation is that you get her to an emergency room so that a comprehensive evaluation is done to determine the source of infection.
Physical examination can reveal any lung lesions, then blood tests and urine test will determine the possibility of occult UTI, or pneumonia. That is important!
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