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heart rate for children with fever

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No - see a doctor: An elevated heart rate for that period of time is not normal nor safe. This must be evaluated by a doctor.
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Dr. Mark Sabbota
25 years experience Cardiology
Yes and No: Depending on how high your fever is it may be normal. It is important to treat the temp, the underlying cause and stay hydrated. Regardless, if eith ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
To meet with demand: Fever increases metabolism like running. This is a physiological response .
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Your elevated heart: rate is probably due to fever and dehydration. If it persists for more than 48 hours or in the absence of fever you should be evaluated by a health ca ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: Heart rate (pulse) becomes more rapid with fever. It can be the cause of the fever itself i.e. Infection. In addition your body in an attempt to reduc ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not unexpected: The range of the awake heart rate of a 4yo is 60-140. The addition of fever generally increases the rate by 10 beats/degree/min. The respiratory rate ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not to worry: Fever will raise the heart rate in all people. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prod ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gorfinkel
55 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Normal response: It is normal to have an elevated heart rate with a significant fever, since fever increased the metabolic rate of the body and the heart responds acco ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Tachycardia: His elevated heart rate is due to fever. treat the fever with either ibuprofen or acetaminophen at appropriate doses, the fever will come down and so ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bhavya Trivedi
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Can be "normal": It is very common for heart rate to increase with fever. A temperature of 39 degrees C is clearly a fever if measured correctly. A heart rate of 139 i ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
You are probably: dehydrated. Fever will raise your heart rate too but so will the stress of illness. 110 BPM is not worrisome in a "sick" 30 year old. It will return t ... Read More
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