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A 39-year-old male asked about a female:

My daughter has a fever and high heart rate. she is 5 years old. hr over 150, with a peak of 170, resting. temp 102.1. other symptoms include stuffy/runny nose, mild body aches, slight cough, sore throat. is this a normal response for a sick child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
The cited rates are common in sick kids at that age & well tolerated by their system.
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