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Doctor insights on: Fast Breathing In Infants

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Can a thyroid problem cause tenderness in legs, shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid and slow heart rate?

Yes to all: Depending on the type of disease, the thyroid controls the metabolism and can cause muscle aches and hypo or hyper can increase or slow down heart beats or irregular heart beats and can affect respiratory pattern in many ways such as drive and hypo can cause hypoventilation. ...Read more

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Can cold medicine cause a rapid heart rate in children?

Can cold medicine cause a rapid heart rate in children?

Possible: If the cold medication contains a decongestant, the decongestant can elevate the heart rate. ...Read more

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3 year old rapid breathing with 103 fever, sore throat, headache. Is the rapid breathing normal?

3 year old rapid breathing with 103 fever, sore throat, headache. Is the rapid breathing normal?

Needs evaluation: If a child with fever is breathing rapidly it can be related to fever and increased body demand from an infection, but this is one that deserves emergent evaluation now as a small child has very little reserve and can tire quickly from rapid breathing. Medication to reduce fever may help while getting child to emergency room. Other factors can influence decisions here but *better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Yes: Actually, since you're at high altitude the low pressures cause you to breathe faster to get enough oxygen and therefore you're blowing off co2 at a faster rate which results in a respiratory alkalosis. This can be prevented by a medication called Diamox (acetazolamide) and also controlling how high you ascend in a day. ...Read more

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Is the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?

Is the breathing rate or heart rate faster when people live at high altitudes?

Both: At high altitudes, particularly when you first arrive there, it is normal for heart rate and breathing rate to increase. Usually, once acclimated, the heart and respiratory rate should return to normal. ...Read more

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How many seconds do normal babies stop breathing for, in between breaths?

How many seconds do normal babies stop breathing for, in between breaths?

Important: Answer depends on age. If the infant is under 3 months, apnea of 10 seconds is potentially abnormal and you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Vomiting tightness in throat and fast heart beat?

Vomiting tightness in throat and fast heart beat?

Are you feverish?: Are you having flu like symptoms? Go to see a primary care doctor asap... ...Read more

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Fast hart rate shortness of breath runny nose wired feelings in the lower stomach aerea?

Fast hart rate shortness of breath runny nose wired feelings in the lower stomach aerea?

Emergency: Soumds like severe reaction to something may be cannot find a cause do see an allergist and have Epipen (epinephrine) on hand , must know how and when to use it need work up done asap. R/o angioedema i.E swelling of lining. ...Read more

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Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Bronchoconstriction (asthma/copd) affects breathing out during expiration, but not breathing in during inspiration, how come?

Dynamic collapse: This is a fancy term of when airway pressure is more on the outside of your airways and collapses as you exhale. This pressure difference happens at different stages of exhalation in copd. With asthma there is narrowing of your airways from inflammation so this constricts the diameter and makes this worse. All due to airway pressure and "equal pressure point". Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Faster then normal heart rate while walking, or even talking in certain situations. Triggers breathlessness, upon deep breaths weird heart beats hapen?

Faster then normal heart rate while walking, or even talking in certain situations. Triggers breathlessness, upon deep breaths weird heart beats hapen?

Need more info: The symptoms you described warrant an in-person evaluation with additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Child health, when a child has rapid sweating and heart beat?

Child health, when a child has rapid sweating and heart beat?

Rapid Heart Beat: When discussing a cardiac question, the age of the child is always important. However, persistent rapid heart rate accompanied by sweating is something that should be evaluated no matter what the age of the patient. You should discuss this with your doctor. Then a more thorough patient history and family history can be taken and the appropriate evaluation and treatment done. ...Read more

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What happens to arterial o2 and co2 during fast, shallow breathing?

What happens to arterial o2 and co2 during fast, shallow breathing?

O2 and CO2: During fast shallow breathing, assuming that your lungs are normal, the o2 should remain normal and the co2 should decrease since you are blowing off more of it. ...Read more

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Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Is breathing or heart rate faster for people living at high altitudes?

Not necessarily: Usually one's breathing and heart rate will be increased initially when moving to a higher altitude. But if one stays more than a few days it should start to decrease and go down as one gets used to being at a higher altitude. ...Read more

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I'm breathing into a bag, or after exercise why is the rate (breath holding) slower?

I'm breathing into a bag, or after exercise why is the rate (breath holding) slower?

Breathing: The accumulated carbon dioxide in the bag can influence the breathing center in you brain, causing you to breath slower ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more

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