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When we have a fever our built in thermostat sets a new temp. for us to be at causing us to shiver & feel cold until reach it. Any comments?

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  1. Irina says:

    The thermostat in the brain is reset at a higher level by the fever & your brain perceives cold!

  2. Demetrice says:

    When a person is ill, the body responds by raising their internal thermostat a bit higher as a disease fighting mechanism (from a norm of 97.3 to 98.6 up to 101 to 103, for example). When the body senses that its not at the temperature it thinks its supposed to be, chills develop and that, in turn, makes body temperature rise.

  3. Leontine says:

    I think I have the flu as I have a fever temperature. But my hairs stand up but still feel cold. What should I do? I am coughing, sneezing and have a high and I fell the need

  4. Lynnette says:

    You may feel cold because it is cold. Our nerves allow us to feel sensations such as cold and heat. You may feel cold because you need to move around and get your blood circulating more. You may have a thyroid or other medical problems that… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/why_do_i_feel_cold

  5. Garnett says:

    You could feel cold all of the time when you have problems with your circulation of your blood. One of the biggest problems is if the bodies circulatory system is not working well you will have a cold feeling especially in the lower extreme… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/why_do_i_feel_cold_all_the_time

  6. Hallie says:

    One of the most common conditions that cause you to always feel cold is an underactive thyroid gland, but is better if you go to the doctor and get a complete check to make sure. To find more information click here: http://www.associatedcon… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Diseases/why_do_i_always_feel_cold

  7. Donetta says:

    because relative to your body, the room is colder than usual. the temperature of the room may be the same, but you yourself are warmer. you feel cold because more heat than usual is traveling from you to the room.

  8. Devin says:

    Though there isn't yet a cure, there are things you can do to just feel better, and USE COLD REMEDIES – If you don't already have some, go directly to the is controlled and doesn't get too high, a fever is your best friend when you are sick. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/how_4561484_just-sick-cold-flu-remedies.html

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