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Tupper Lake, NY
A 41-year-old female asked:

Can a cold make your heart beat faster?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Particularly if you become dehydrated.

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