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What is a normal blood pressure reading?

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blood pressure in left arm is 105/60 with pulse of 87 right arm blood pressure is 112/68 with a pulse of 97, is this normal, also feel itchy, took a benedryl
Posted Tue, 1 May 2012 in Valvular Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Rhea Chanda 28 minutes later
Hi Lorraine,

Thanks for the query.

Your blood pressure is just fine.There can be a difference of at least 10-15 mmHg between either arm. Your pulse is a bit high but nothing to cause alarm.

Repeat your blood pressure and pulse after 8 hrs and just before you go to bed.

Itching has nothing to do with the blood pressure. It could be plain emotional reaction leaving itchy feeling skin.

Take Allegra/cetrizine tab if it continues.

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