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A 24-year-old male asked:

Is a heart rate over 100 bpm normal if you have the flu/fever?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joshi Aditi
Specializes in General Practice
Yes: Generally when you have a fever your heart rate increases, drink plenty of fluids to keep hydrated and get plenty of bed rest, if you are still concern see your doctor.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice 19 years experience
Yes: In an adult, tachycardia is defined as a heart rate above 100. Fever can certainly increase your heart rate (as can many other things).
Last updated May 15, 2018

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