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Normal respiratory rate for a 2 year old

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Should be seen: The rate of breathing is too high.Should be seen asap.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: A respiratory rate that fast indicates respiratory distress & makes oral feeding dangerous.It is generally a sign of poor oxygen transfer into the blo... Read More
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Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 21 years experience
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
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Breathing rates vary somewhat from person to person, partly related to age, level of activity, fever and general conditioning. A rate of 16 can be no... Read More
Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
Yes: Mary, when awake, a 3 year old should breathe between 24 and 28 times a minute, but breathing slows when we sleep. This is a perfectly OK rate. Hope t... Read More
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Dr. Justin Greiwe
A Verified Doctoranswered
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
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
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Family Medicine 22 years experience
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
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony McDonald
Hospital-based practice 9 years experience
As a young 33-year-old male, while you are sleep, a resting heart rate of 36 is normal. If you are not having any symptoms, then this is your body’s n... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Horlander
Pulmonology 51 years experience
RR and fever: Fever: yes, it definitely can increase the respiratory rate.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Increases: Early in an asthma attack, the respiratory rate typically increases. However, if the asthma is not treated effectively and the person begins to devel... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 38 years experience
No: The respiratory rate will increase during the exercise, but will not be affected long term. Your heart rate may decrease from exercise and that is gen... Read More