A member asked:

My 5 year old daughter has rapid breathing , fever cough and vomiting. is it normal for her to be breathing rapid shallow breaths with a fever?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke answered

Specializes in Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral

Take her to the ER: With that constellation of symptoms, the best course of action is to take her to an er to determine why she's having trouble breathing. Fever can increase respiratory rate, but rapid, shallow breaths with coughing & vomiting can be from wheezing or pneumonia.

Answered 5/30/2016



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