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A 24-year-old female asked:
My 3 year old has past breathing problems which docs believe to be asthma, he is coughing and has blocked nose and his resp rate of 40 do we need doc?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rada Ivanovanswered
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
See below: Resp rate of 40 is elevated, not as bad for a 3 year old as would be for an adult but still. Try his asthma meds if you still have them, if they don't help go see a doc. Also if he has fever/chills and colored discharge. Good luck!
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Dr. Charlene Sojicoanswered
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Asthma can be: serious! He should already be on meds for maintenance and rescue inhalers for quick relief. If you've already done so and he is still breathing in the 40's , he needs to be seen ASAP.
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Dr. Louis Cooper commented
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Be seen and add saline nasal spray for congestion.
Nov 23, 2014
Last updated Nov 23, 2014
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