Why Do We Feel Cold When We Have a Fever?
Why do we feel cold when we have a fever? Because our body's "setpoint" has been raised. The colder you feel, the greater the difference between your current temperature and the new set point. Shivering = fever is going to rise; sweating = fever is going to break. That means, for example, that when I'm shivering despite wearing many layers, despite sitting in a 75-degree room with two heaters trained directly on my, well, my temperature is going to rise. Crap. Doctor's appointment at two.
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