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A 48-year-old member asked:

i'm worried because my son who is 17 is having trouble swallowing and breathing., what do you suggest?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Have him checked: If he runs fever, he could have serious bacterial infection of throat, e.g., para- or retropharyngeal abscess. Severe allergic reaction, e.g., angioneurotic edema can also produce difficulty in breathing and swallowing.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Anyone having trouble breathing requires emergency or urgent care. Please get your son to the doctor or the hospital urgently.
Dec 11, 2013

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