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Normal respiratory rate for a 2 year old

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Should be seen: The rate of breathing is too high.Should be seen asap.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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 20 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 20 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
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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 46 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 21 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
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 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
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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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Get it checked out: See physician for complete evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
Pulmonology 20 years experience
You can check it: Well checking your rr is not that hard, just start the stop watch and count how many time you are breathing thats your rr. If you like to check your o... Read More
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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Feedback mechanism: There is a feedback mechanism which triggers increased respiratory rate when there is decreased C02( carbon dioxide )levels. When you hyperventilate o... Read More

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