My Daughter Is 8 Years Old Her Bp Is 70/10. How Bad Is That. She Has An Ear Infection And Strep.

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My Daughter Is 8 Years Old Her Bp Is 70/10. How Bad Is That. She Has An Ear Infection And Strep.

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Normal blood pressure levels for children vary based on age, sex, and height. Here's a link to a blood pressure table: Blood Pressure Levels for Boys and Girls. Scroll to the 3rd page for information on 8yo girls. You'll need to know your daughters height percentile.

I'd wager there was an error in taking the blood pressure measure of 70/10. I recommend discussing with her doctor and having her blood pressure re-checked. Hopefully she is now on the mend from the ear infection and strep.

All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
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