When our body temperature is high, why do we feel cold?

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I was recently sick and my body temperature was 38.6°C. It felt like I was in a refrigerator.
So, why do we feel cold when we have a high body temperature? Shouldn’t we feel hot instead?

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Because the hot sensor is in the skin, when your body enters acute phase (like during an infection), capillaries in the skin contracted to decrease heat loss, in order to raise core temperature, which, effectively decreased heat supply to skin; thus you might feel cold even if you’re in an fever episode.

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