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normal pulse and respiratory rate in children

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
Compensation: During an asthma attack, oxygen is not getting into the blood as it should. In response, the person must breathe harder and faster in attempt to make ... Read More
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Low oxygen...: During an asthma exacerbation the body is trying to get enough oxygen via the blood to all critical organs. So, by increasing the respiratory rate, mo ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Everyone is diffrent: But the average pulse rate is between 60 and 80 beats per min. Resp rate is 16 to 18 breaths per min.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Mayo
48 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not really: ARDS is a lung disorder that can occur as a result of infection, inflammation . It causes the lung to get small and inflamed and filled with fluid. Fe ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
24-38 bpm: While newborns may breathe up to 50 BPM in the neonatal period, this settles down into the 20's to mid 30's by the end of the first weeks. Increases a ... Read More
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Dr. Raja Abusharr
21 years experience Family Medicine
12-18 during health: According to Dr. Williams in a professional review of geriatrics pulmonary assessment from 2009, "Normal respiratory rates for older patients are 12 t ... Read More
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Normal breathing rates for a 4 year old ranges anywhere from 12-30 breaths per minutes. Of course younger ages breath at high rates. During sleep and ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Measurement bias?: If you are not having any symptoms it is not likely a problem but might be a bias as you know that they are being counted. Generally respiratory rates ... Read More
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Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
The normal range: for respiratory rate for a toddler is typically 22-34, but the rate will be lower when sleeping. If there are any other respiratory signs like heavy, ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: STOP WATCHING SO CLOSELY! Anxiety will be "contagious"! Hope this is helpful.... Dr Z
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Yes: following smoking cessation, the tiny hair cells that line the respiratory tract start working again, and start moving up all the accumulated junk and ... Read More
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