Sunday, April 25, 2010

Cotton Fever Facts

Did you know that cotton fever as actually caused by a bacteria that is in the cotton?

Cotton fever happens shortly after you have taken an intravenous shot. You suddenly get uncontrollable chills, like you are freezing in the Arctic. Often a person also gets very nauseous and tired. You are shaking and chattering. You will doze off most of the time, and wake up feeling very worn out.
It is very scary. I had always heard that it is caused by injecting a tiny bit of cotton. But, I now think that injecting cotton will cause a lot of pain, rather than the chills. And I recently read cotton fever is caused by a bacteria in the cotton.

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