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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
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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..


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