Re: Child's heart rate when ill?
Increased heart rate when children and adults are sick is very common and normal. Here is a link from the American Heart Association [url]http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=7[/url]
It states the following "Sinus tachycardia is a normal increase in the heart rate. It occurs with fever, excitement and exercise. No treatment is needed." Figure your body is working really hard to fight off that infection, so the heart is going to be working hard too. Hope that helps, and hope your little one is feeling better.