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My 3 year old son has a fever of 103 and an extremely rapid heart rate, but no other symptoms. Is the rapid heart rate normal or do I need to go er?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Normal increase

Thhe effect of fever on a kids system includes an acceleration of the heart rate by about 10 beats/min per degree fahrenheight.
There is also an increase in the breathing rate by 5 breaths/min. If all you have is fever and the natural heard and breathing response, a fever reducer and observation is in order.A regullar office visit later is fine if you decide to.

In brief: Normal increase

Thhe effect of fever on a kids system includes an acceleration of the heart rate by about 10 beats/min per degree fahrenheight.
There is also an increase in the breathing rate by 5 breaths/min. If all you have is fever and the natural heard and breathing response, a fever reducer and observation is in order.A regullar office visit later is fine if you decide to.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart disease

Looking at the drugs listed above and your information i think the safest course is to go to er and let your child be checked.
You have thyroid and other cardiac stimulants along with fever listed.

In brief: Heart disease

Looking at the drugs listed above and your information i think the safest course is to go to er and let your child be checked.
You have thyroid and other cardiac stimulants along with fever listed.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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