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Sons sick with a 104 temp. 157bpm heart rate, is that normal for now? Should I be concerned. Also anything else to help with fever other then cvs drop

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Things to ponder

The heart rate during fever is expected to rise by about 10 bpm/degree/F.
The rate you cite is not dangerous to his heart & reflects the bodies attempt to push blood with immune factors & white cells around to fight the illness. Cold fluids can help if the fever causes a drop in appetite but monitor his voiding pattern. Anything less than going every 8 hours is an early sign of dehydration.

In brief: Things to ponder

The heart rate during fever is expected to rise by about 10 bpm/degree/F.
The rate you cite is not dangerous to his heart & reflects the bodies attempt to push blood with immune factors & white cells around to fight the illness. Cold fluids can help if the fever causes a drop in appetite but monitor his voiding pattern. Anything less than going every 8 hours is an early sign of dehydration.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Philip Miller
I think that a fever of 104.0 with a heart rate of 157 deserves examination, evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Tachycardia and

High fever. Will suggest evaluation and possible rehydration

In brief: Tachycardia and

High fever. Will suggest evaluation and possible rehydration
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Tylenol or Ibuprofen with age appropriate dosing.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Internal Medicine

In brief: Caution....

With Flu going around.
......best advice is to get child checked out ASAP.

In brief: Caution....

With Flu going around.
......best advice is to get child checked out ASAP.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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In brief: Tachycardia

His elevated heart rate is due to fever.
treat the fever with either ibuprofen or acetaminophen at appropriate doses, the fever will come down and so will the heart rate

In brief: Tachycardia

His elevated heart rate is due to fever.
treat the fever with either ibuprofen or acetaminophen at appropriate doses, the fever will come down and so will the heart rate
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
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