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I was given a steroid shot a nasan ty ear infection, . Can steroids raise heart rate. It's been 112-120 for hours. Can the infection cause tachycard?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Infection can/pain

Steroids are a natural stress hormone the body also makes in response to illness/stress.
It shouldn't raise your heart rate, but the infection and the pain involved can release other stress chemicals ,mainly Adrenalin that does raise the rate.

In brief: Infection can/pain

Steroids are a natural stress hormone the body also makes in response to illness/stress.
It shouldn't raise your heart rate, but the infection and the pain involved can release other stress chemicals ,mainly Adrenalin that does raise the rate.
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