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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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I have had some flu-like symptoms in the past week. But I have also experienced some heart palpations. Is this a virus? Do I need to take medication?

I have had some flu-like symptoms in the past week. But I have also experienced some heart palpations. Is this a virus? Do I need to take medication?

Yes you would need: to see a doctor or healthcare provider before you improve. Palpitations are usually a warning sign of something worse coming, though without further medical history it would be hard to determine if palpitations mean something more serious. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Please help. what's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens ?

Please help. what's the best medication I can take for the flu or sinus infection that is safe with irregular heart beats and lupus and sjogrens ?

Fluids,Tylenol (acetaminophen): A majority of illnesses you described are caused by viruses. Since antibiotics only treat bacteria and not virus infections, the immune system does the brunt of the work-, recommend supportive measures such as drinking plenty of fluids and judicious use of pain/anti-fever meds.

NB-lupus and Sjorgren's, maintain a low threshold to see your doctor especially if your difficulty breathing worsens ...Read more

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My O 2 level has been approximately 92 -93 & my heart rate is about 112 I have had a cold / flu for three and a half weeks now is this something I sho?

My O 2 level has been approximately 92 -93 & my heart rate is about 112 I have had a cold / flu for three and a half weeks now is this something I sho?

Mgt.: I would recommend seeing your PCP or acute care center. The O2 saturation is borderline and you may have developed a secondary illness such as pneumonia.
Your physician can evaluate you, and determine whether there is a complication of you flu illness. ...Read more

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Why does your heart rate increase when you have a cold or the flu?

Why does your heart rate increase when you have a cold or the flu?

Many reasons: Heart rate increases with fever. It increases with pain (which usually accompanies flu). It increases with dehydration, which happens more quickly than normal if you have a fever and aren't drinking well enough. It increases with combinations of all of the above. Rarely, it happens because the virus that is making you sick effects your heart directly. ...Read more

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I have the cold/flu and usually my resting heart rate is 54-55 (I'm 23) Now my heart is 95-100 lying down. I feel weak, I'm worried, i rarely fallsick?

Fever?: Fever can increase heart rate. Try taking ibuprofen to lower the fever. Additionally, dehydration can cause increased heart rate. It sounds like you need to be evaluated by a doctor and treated. ...Read more

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Recovering from cold/flu. Today at work noticed on many occasions my heart flutter above my left breast. It was visible and uncomfortable. Lungs clear?

Recovering from cold/flu. Today at work noticed on many occasions my heart flutter above my left breast. It was visible and uncomfortable. Lungs clear?

Possible viral: Side effect of flu and cold is cardiac symptoms due to pericarditis. If symptoms are annoying see a physician ...Read more

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Lower than usual BP and heart rate. BP 95/65 normally 110/73. Heart rate 58 normally 78. Low iron. Lightheaded, blurred vision, dizzy. No cold or flu.

Lower than usual BP and heart rate. BP 95/65 normally 110/73. Heart rate 58 normally 78. Low iron. Lightheaded, blurred vision, dizzy. No cold or flu.

On any meds?: First thing I'd wonder about is whether you're taking a beta-blocker for migraines or mitral-valve prolapse or some other reason. Your symptoms are consistent with that. If not, something else is slowing down your heart, which would be no big deal if you had no symptoms. You should get this checked out in a TIMELY fashion. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have increased heart palps ( feel like hiccups) with the resp flu? Feel jittery. Havent taken anything. No high fever. Just cough and short of breath and head cold.

Is it serious to have increased heart palps ( feel like hiccups) with the resp flu? Feel jittery. Havent taken anything. No high fever. Just cough and short of breath and head cold.

Palpitations: If you are feeling palpitations then need to investigate it through ekg, holter or event monitor to rule out maliganant arrythmias. From your symptoms it appears that you have concomitant respiratory tract infection. When you have cough ity could cause diaphragmatic/phrenic nerve irritation. It could cause hiccouphs. As you are c/o cough and shortness of breath, head congestion seek medical help. ...Read more

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Hi. Red face burning, hands cold, shaking feeling too cold, 120 pulse, feeling sleepy, presure in head and eyes. Heart problems or just a flu? Thanks

Hi. Red face burning,  hands cold, shaking feeling too cold, 120 pulse, feeling sleepy, presure in head and eyes. Heart problems or just a flu? Thanks

Shaking: the described symptoms and features are not typical of cardiac issues. Perhaps you are experiencing rigors, a temperature check would greatly helped in narrowing down the differential list, physical symptoms off an illness might be exaggerated due to your history of anxiety ...Read more

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Can I take equate daytime cold and flu and cetirizine together ?

Can I take equate daytime cold and flu and cetirizine together ?

Cold and flu meds: The product contains dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), acetaminophen (pain reliever) + phenylephrine ( weak decongestant). These compounds are safe to take with cetirizine, an antihistamine(AH). But AH are not valuable for respiratory infections, because they dry secretions+ lead to secondary or longer bacterial infections. Use AH for allergies or itchy skin, not ear or nose infections. ...Read more

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Have flu doc heard slight heart mumer said prob cause im sick?

Have flu doc heard slight heart mumer said prob cause im sick?

Innocent: yes! There is such a thing, although I'd have to listen to your murmur to know for sure. We doctors call it an innocent murmur, or in essence a "flow"murmur. High flow across a valve due to increased heart rate or increased cardiac output from fevers or higher adrenaline levels are responsible for this natural phenomen. ...Read more

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Suggestions 14yrs ago bouts of pain, an vomitin days at a × every few months w/flu lik sym, spasms n extremitys, heart palp, all got worse over yrs+more s?

Suggestions 14yrs ago bouts of pain, an vomitin days at a × every few months w/flu lik sym, spasms n extremitys, heart palp, all got worse over yrs+more s?

Chronic issue: I sympathize with you over this described issue.
Unfortunately, without taking a comprehensive history and conducting a physical exam and review of the work that may've been done, it's impossible to suggest anything meaningful. ...Read more

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Can the flu injection cause heart palputations?

Can the flu injection cause heart palputations?

Should not: If you are worried enough about getting a shot, however, you might have palpitations from your fear. In rare instances, if you have had an allergic reaction to a shot in the past, you could have a severe allergic reaction to another one. However, you would know about the reaction from the first shot.... ...Read more

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Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more

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Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

No but: Being ill does. Fever, dehydration, diminished appetite with electrolyte imbalance and some over the counter remedies can all lead to irregularity of the heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Hi I have Flu B. Havent eaten to much in a few days, Staying moderatly hydrated. My stomach is like fluttering and dancing and Idk if its my heart or?

Hi I have Flu B. Havent eaten to much in a few days, Staying moderatly hydrated. My stomach is like fluttering and dancing and Idk if its my heart or?

Influenza: It is still the 'flu' season (up until April 30th according to the CDC). There can be gastric effects of the flu - nausea and vomiting although more common in children than adults. Flu CAN affect the heart - particularly if you have underlying medical conditions and/or are an older person. With your dehydrated condition, you probably should see a doc to get all of that checked out. Check potassium ...Read more

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What can you do if you catch the flu and have had a heart attack?

What can you do if you catch the flu and have had a heart attack?

The usual: Viral illnesses are a nuisance!
hydration, analgesics, anti fever-tylenol.
Treat the symptoms as best you can
ask pharmacist to correlate any regular meds with any over the counter meds.
Time! ...Read more

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Throwing up, fever of 96.6, and racing heart. Could this be the stomach flu?

Throwing up, fever of 96.6, and racing heart. Could this be the stomach flu?

Diarrhea: Yes, you may have a viral diarrhea. Stay on a fat free diet. Nothing greasy or fried. Stay on abland diet. No milk, milk products or juice. Drink electrolyte fluids to avoid dehydration. Expectthe diarrhea to last 7-10 days. ...Read more

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How does the flu effect people with heart conditions (I.e)angina?

How does the flu effect people with heart conditions (I.e)angina?

Makes conditions: Worse! People who get the flu who have chronic systemic illness or have decreased function levels or are frail and debilitated do much worse in general tolerating acute illnesses. ...Read more

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Got the flu! Just woken up at 2 am I'm very hot and my heart rate is 90-110! I'm really worried?

Got the flu! Just woken up at 2 am I'm very hot and my heart rate is 90-110! I'm really worried?

Flu?: Understand your worry, but your symptoms don't sound so bad. A heart rate like this can be perfectly normal depending upon your age. If you have significant symptoms or concerns you should se your doc. ...Read more

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Fever for five days and elevated heart rate. Is this the flu?

Heart rate: Fever and elevated heart rate could be any infectious or inflammatory state, those findings are not specific. Flu is just one of the causes. ...Read more