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Should a toddler go to doctor with raspy breathing from a cold?

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Dr. Liuska Pesce
Pediatric Endocrinology 23 years experience
Yes: Yes, he needs to be evaluated, could be viral but respiratory effort needs to be assessed an other etiologies need be ruled out.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: If the kid is playing robustly, feeding & drinking well & sleeping ok at night, you can probably ride it out. If the kid appears warn down, drops his/her feeds & fluids or runs fever, an evaluation would be worthwhile.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2017

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