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09 Aug 2007

fast heart beat of 9yr old
My 9 year old got over the flu about 4 weeks ago and suddenly a few days ago started with the croup sounding cough at night, he is coughing badly and I am now gave him 10ml of linctopent and a tablet called merck-fed as prescribed by a pharmacist, he had a temp of 37.5 this evening, just rinsed him off with tepid cloth. He fell asleep but has such a fast heart beat. While he is sleeping I timed it at 124 beats per minute. Is this excessive ? what is normal for his age. Just a worried mom !

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Karen
The fast heartbeat could be due to the medication he is taking or due to the fever. Normal heart rate is up to 90 beats per minute.
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