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Child has high fever and racing pulse. Is this normal?

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Child has high fever and racing heart beat. Is this normal and what can we do?

Submitted: 7 years ago.
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replied 7 years ago.

Hi,

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Increase in the heart rate occurs when someone has fever. For every one degree rise in temperature, an increase of 10 beats is noted.

Also there are certain viral infections which can affect the muscle of heart and also cause fever. In this situation, the increased heart rate is due to involvement of heart and it needs medical attention.

So if you find the heart rate more than 130-140 take him to ER immediately.

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.

How do I get his heart rate? We can feel his heart beating and see it. We counted 12 beats in 6 seconds and multiplied it times 10....120 beats per minute. Is that right?

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
We can feel his heart beating and see it. We counted 12 beats in 6 seconds and multiplied it times 10....120 beats per minute. Is that right?
RK, Doctor replied 7 years ago.

Ok.

Thats how you have to count.

You can also count his pulse rate at his wrist for 6 seconds and multiply by 10.

Customer reply replied 7 years ago.
Heart rate is around 120-125. Is there anything else we can do to bring down fever and lower heart rate?
RK, Doctor replied 7 years ago.

Give tylenol 6th hourly and sponge him.

Once the fever settles down, heart rate will come down.