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Doctor insights on: The Effect Cough Drops Have On The Heart Rate

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5 year old has a cold and cough. His heart rate is 125. Is this normal?

5 year old has a cold and cough. His heart rate is 125. Is this normal?

Normal increase: His heart rate is slightly high. If he has a cold or a fever his heart rate can increase and that would make it normal.
Keep him well hydrated by drinking lots of fluids, if he has a fever use Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen and that would help with the fever and decrease the heart rate. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Can I take dyslem for a cough if I take atenolol for fast heart rate? Please advise.

Can I take dyslem for a cough if I take atenolol for fast heart rate? Please advise.

Cough: Delsym (dextromethorphan) does not have anything that should cause rapid heart rate but everyone responds differently to medications. It would be a good idea to check with your doctor who presribed atenolol because they know your exact rhythm problem. ...Read more

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Sometimes my heart rate will go up to 200 BPM after a small cough or burp; it also hurts alot?

Sometimes my heart rate will go up to 200 BPM after a small cough or burp; it also hurts alot?

See Doctor: It could be an svt, or any other rapid heart rate, so should be evaluated by a dr to make sure it gets treated appropriately. ...Read more

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25 Nov 2017 Keep having chest pain. Bit wheezing and heart rate highest is 90 and 100 and lowest is 66. Worried as heart rate goes to 80bpm. Developing a bit of a cough?

25 Nov 2017 Keep having chest pain. Bit wheezing and heart rate highest is 90 and 100 and lowest is 66. Worried as heart rate goes to 80bpm. Developing a bit of a cough?

Chest pain: Chest discomfort, cough and wheezing suggest infection in bronchial tubes with an asthmatic component. Your symptoms are worrisome enough to be examined in the hospital emergency room now. Elevated heart rate is secondary to the respiratory symptoms and is not unusual. ...Read more

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Why does your heart rate increase when you sneeze or cough or breath deep in and out?

Why does your heart rate increase when you sneeze or cough or breath deep in and out?

Valsalva Manuver: When you do the mentioned activities, you trigger what is called valsalva reflex that make your heart rate go up. ...Read more

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What to do if I continue getting a pain in the center of my chest when I breath, cough or sneeze or increase in heart rate?

What to do if I continue getting a pain in the center of my chest when I breath, cough or sneeze or increase in heart rate?

Symptom: See your Doc and get checked out there are conditions like pericarditis and pleuritis that could possibly explain your symptoms. Costochondritis or other chest wall inflammation could also explain some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a heart rate of 140-150 an acceptable heart rate for a 5 year old with a fever of 102.5 and cough? He's taken mucinex and albuterol 2 hrs ago.

Is a heart rate of 140-150 an acceptable heart rate for a 5 year old with a fever of 102.5 and cough? He's taken mucinex and albuterol 2 hrs ago.

Yes: Expect an increase of 10-15 BPM for every increase in 1 degree Fahrenheit from normal. Albuterol will also increase the heart rate by a significant amount as long as it is in his system. The numbers you list are well within the expected and well tolerated at his age. ...Read more

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My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off not sure if I have the flu cause no temp

My heart rate is over 100 BPM and back muscle are aching IV had a cough for a while now but easing off not sure if I have the flu cause no temp

Does sound like flu: Take your temperature after 4 pm (when fever shows itself). Use an ear or temple device or, if you use an oral thermometer, be sure not to eat or drink for 30 minutes beforehand. It's possible that you had a fever a week ago and that you're on the tail-end of this illness when fever has resolved. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned? Daughter had surgery on 2-27. She had been acting weird last two days. Sleeping a lot, bad cough, not wanting to eat, and I think her heart rate seems a little abnormal. She went to the doctor yesterday and they said she was just ir

Should I be concerned? Daughter had surgery on 2-27. She had been acting weird last two days. Sleeping a lot, bad cough, not wanting to eat, and I think her heart rate seems a little abnormal. She went to the doctor yesterday and they said she was just ir

The: The symptoms you are describing for your daughter are not specific and easily could be the result of simply having a surgical procedure and/or the pain medications patients will frequently be taking immediately after surgery. On the other hand the symptoms you are describing could be early symptoms of a pneumonia or other post operative complication (although this seems unlikely based on the information provided).

The easiest way to distinguish is that if it is the result of the surgery or pain meds than everyday your daughter should get better (maybe only a little, but everyday will be better than the last). If a complication is developing then each day will be worse (either a little or a lot) than the last. Specific symptoms of pneumonia would be a fever above 101, a "productive" cough (meaning phlegm that is either greenish or yellowish) or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Worsening dry cough after viral illness. Short of breathe. Fast heart rate. Dr says lungs sound clear could still be pnemonia? Temp steady at 37.4

PFT work up: It is common to have a cough after most of the other symptoms of a viral illness have resolved. The shortness of breath though should not occur in association with the cough. This may represent bronchospasm or another cause. I would advise a pulmonary function test. If your lungs are clear and you are not febrile, pneumonia is less likely. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I have had a fast heart rate. About 110 bpm. Not feeling dizzy, but I am a person who suffers from anxiety. I feel a bubbly feeling like at the top of my stomach that causes me to cough a bit. Do I go to the ER?

Since yesterday I have had a fast heart rate. About 110 bpm. Not feeling dizzy, but I am a person who suffers from anxiety. I feel a bubbly feeling like at the top of my stomach that causes me to cough a bit. Do I go to the ER?

Depends: 110 is not very fast, but the dizziness and cough are a bit worrisome. If you are on BCPs or have taken cocaine or other illegal drugs or any stimulants such as energy drinks or caffeine, you should stop them and be seen. ...Read more

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Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?

Cough, fatigue, shortness breath (one flight of stairs +60% heart rate), wheezing/rattling right lung only, slight pains in left rib and right back?

Go get evaluated: If you are feeling so bad with wheezing and you can tell the side of rattling of lung, you could have a pneumonia. It is best for you to be evaluated, go to er or urgent care so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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With a heart rate of 86 - 126 how dangerous is hypotension that drops to 60's/50's?

With a heart rate of 86 - 126 how dangerous is hypotension that drops to 60's/50's?

Dangerous: Blood pressure that low is not enough to perfuse vital organs if present for very long. This would require emergent treatment with fluids and/or vasopressors to treat, unless just a transient event. ...Read more

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Is a drop in heart rate normal?

Is a drop in heart rate normal?

Heart rate: Heart rate is normally variable. A modest drop in rate is not a cause for concern. A large drop which causes dizziness or other symptoms should be investigated. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it if my heart rate drops below 40?

How dangerous is it if my heart rate drops below 40?

Depends: It depends. ....What symptoms do you or don't you have? Many people experience heart rates in the 30s during sleep. Further evaluation & holter or event monitoring should be considered. See your physician. ...Read more

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Why does heart rate drop and BP increase when you have pancreatitis?

Why does heart rate drop and BP increase when you have pancreatitis?

Not associated: There is no natural response of hr and BP to pancreatitis. Pancreatitis can cause elevation or depression of either depending on degree of illness and pain. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the heart rate drop and BP increase when you have pancreatitis?

For what reasons might the heart rate drop and BP increase when you have pancreatitis?

Not always: Depend on how severe is the pancreatitis. Mild to moderate inflammation associated with pain will increase hr and BP too. During severe attack of pancreatitis a systemic inflammatory response occur, causing a hyperdynamic response in your body. That will decrease your BP and increase your hr and increase your cardiac output. ...Read more

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Why does the heart rate drop during sleep? And is it possible to have some disorder that does this while awake?

Why does the heart rate drop during sleep? And is it possible to have some disorder that does this while awake?

Relaxation: The heart rate drops in sleep because the body and mind are relaxed and not active. Also, circadian rhythms lower your stress hormones and increase others to allow the body and mind time to recuperate. Heart rate can and should have low periods during the day when resting. Biofeedback, and other meditation skills can help lower the heart rate during the day as well. ...Read more

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I trying to get information on how to get baby to drop and what can I do to keep heart rate normal almost 38 weeks?

I trying to get information on how to get baby to drop and what can I do to keep heart rate normal almost 38 weeks?

Walk: Walking might help but you normally just have to wait. It should drop in the next 2 weeks. If the baby is doing Ok then the hear rate should stay normal. ...Read more

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My normal heart rate is between 75 to 85. Today it was 52. What could cause it to drop so much? I am 58 not athletic

My normal heart rate is between 75 to 85. Today it was 52. What could cause it to drop so much? I am 58 not athletic

Vagal Tone vs Meds: Most likely in your case is something called increased vagal tone. The vegus nerve is our rest and digest nerve, and if it gets stimulated -- by a large meal, changing temperatures, and sometimes positions, rapidly, and often following urination or defecation -- your heart rate may lower. Certain medications like verapamil can also result in transiently lower heart rate. ...Read more

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Why would my fathers BP 154/65 go up but heart rate drop to 49? What's going on? Worried??? He is in an assisted living facility.

Why would my fathers BP 154/65 go up but heart rate drop to 49? What's going on? Worried??? He is in an assisted living facility.

Low HR: There are many reasons for the low heart rate, but the most common cause in the hospitalized setting is probably overmedication, e.g. too much beta blocker or digoxin. .. Sinus bradycardia can also occur with the aging process, high potassium levels, etc etc. It is important to note all of these, to do a thorough check of all meds, find out his baseline HR before going to assisted living, etc etc ...Read more

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I had a c sec after too much stress was causing my sons heart rate to drop after being induced what are my chances of a 2nd c sec? Can I request it?

I had a c sec after too much stress was causing my sons heart rate to drop after being induced what are my chances of a 2nd c sec? Can I request it?

Yes, but: You should discuss this with your OB. Whether for convenience, timing, or because you do not desire to go through labor, no physician is required to do a surgery they feel is not appropriate. Find out ahead of time what your choices are, you do not want to argue this when labor starts. ...Read more

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My results showed off my 7 day monitor that my heart rate never went below 150bpm through the day at nigh t would drop to 80bpm when get up back 150?

My results showed off my 7 day monitor that my heart rate never went below 150bpm through the day at nigh t would drop to 80bpm when get up back 150?

Suspicious: I'm suspicious that you have atrial flutter (rate is typical) or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (the heart rate is not typical). It's also possible that you have normal rhythm that's abnormally fast. Your monitor strips should contain the info to distinguish among the above. Has your thyroid been checked? Do you use medication or recreational drugs? Is your general health ok? Many possibilities. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more