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A 32-year-old female asked:

7mo old w gasping cough that sounds like its burning her throat. she can only sleep upright on my chest. i've tried all docs suggestions. thoughts?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
More Info: More information is needed, but r=this is susoicious for an asthmatic cough or tracheomalacia.Check with your doctor to see if these have been addressed.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
?Croup: If she is making the noise when she breathes in, then it sounds like it may be croup. Croup makes the most awful barky noise like a seal barking, and when babies breath in makes a gasping noise called stridor. If you haven't tried massive humidity, (stand in shower x 10 minutes), try first. If no relief, bundle up and go outside in cold air a few minutes. If she is struggling to breath, er!

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