Is it normal for blood pressure to rise after having a fever and upper respiratory infection?

Q: Is it normal for your BP to go up after an upper respiratory infection and a fever?

A: Many cough and cold preparations contain drugs that are known to elevate blood pressure. This is the most likely cause of elevated blood pressure after a common viral infection. Blood pressure should return to normal shortly after the offending medication is stopped. To be safe, have your blood pressure evaluated by your doctor.

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