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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?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

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!

Answered 5/11/2014

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Dr. Charlene Sojico answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered 11/23/2014

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