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73-yr old male, temp 101.7 pulse 101 bp 147/66 (high for

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73-yr old male, temp 101.7 pulse 101 bp 147/66 (high for him; he does take bp meds
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

fevers can increase blood pressure and heart rate.

fevers indicate infection for him, either viral or bacterial infection.

is he sick? have a cold, flu? infection symptoms?

he should see a doctor at the ER and see if he needs a course of antibiotics.