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My 5mos. old baby has a wheezing sounds sometimes when he breathes. is this a sign of respiratory infection?

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Dr. Marianne Finerman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Noisy Baby Breathing: An occasional wheezy sound can come from a stuffy nose, allergy to something in the environment, if the baby's head is positioned to far forward or tilted too far backward. See the pediatrician if the sound persists, is associated with fever or signs of labored breathing: rapid breathing, flaring of the nose, heaving of the chest or stomach, sucking-in between the ribs or above the collarbone, etc.

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Last updated Nov 10, 2014

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