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Shortness of breath and Shivering or rigors

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Chest infection

Pneumonia is inflammation (swelling) of the tissue in one or both of your lungs.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Cough
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature
  • Unusually tired

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Chest infection.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Diphtheria

Diphtheria is a contagious bacterial infection that mainly affects the nose and throat.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • High temperature
  • Sore throat
  • White spots on tonsils
  • Shivering or rigors
  • Difficulty speaking

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Diphtheria.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.