Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
160 Doctors are Online

What could be the cause of cough followed by rapid heart beat and rise in temperature in a child ?

my daughter is 6yrs old and she stared coughing on saturday morning(yesturday) and i saw that normal for her cus when she starts a cough it then goes away without any problem less than 3 days. well this time i am little bit concern cus she was sleeping and was a little bit cranky so i calm her down by tapping her on her chest .(that is her way that she likes it). when i was doing that i felt that her heart was pounding really fast and i started counting the beats and it was 130 beats per minute .she would awake and say that her heart hurts a little bit when she coughs.(this was around 3:30 am today)then later on around 7am i took her tempeerature and it was 100.4 F . what should i do?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Apr 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  279
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi welcome to healthcareMagic

The normal range of heat rate is between 60 to 100 beat per minute.. more than this it is called as tacchycardia... any respiratory infection, will lead to increase in the heart rate, since your chil is suffering from the cough and respiratory tract infection and fever,hence there is tacchycardia. but once the fever and infection is controlled then the HR will come to normal level.. better to consult a pediatrician...hope I have answered your question..


Answered: Sun, 10 Jul 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor