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Normal 12 Mo Noisy Breathing
14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?
ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more
8 mnths old baby girl making wheezing sound(difficulty breathing)for 15secs somtimes in a day no wheezing sound when sleeping ?
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions. ?
Sick 3 yr old, fever 101.6, tummy ache. Breathing 55 breaths per minute. Dangerous? Normal? Please advise. Pediatrics
50% tile if a boy: If your baby is a boy- this length is at 50%tile meaning 50% of children this age are larger, 50% smaller. If your baby is a girl, this length is at the 75% tile- meaning she is a bit longer than other children her age. Lengths between 10% to 95% tile are considered normal. Docs also look at weight and head circumference at the same time. Your doc will look at growth trends at each well check. ...Read more
Rattling sound when 3 mo baby coughs accompanied by stuffy nose, no fever, eating and sleeping normally, urinating & bm normal, not fussy. Possible dx?
3 yr old with persistant cough, rsp rate 40, stridor, hard slightly painful distended belly, diarreah, but is behavior fine. ER or is DR next week ok?
ER: He/she is breathing too quickly and has stridor both which indicate respiratory distress. Take the 3 year old to the ER. You might want to consider calling 911. The belly distention is from swallowing too much air and the diarrhea along with the other symptoms may cause dehydration. ...Read more
9 month baby breathing fast, coughing between breaths started antibiotics today chest wheezy unable sleep properly what signs look for hospital?
8 month old with bronchiolitis day 4 albuterol men's q 3 hours and breathing is still 57bpm and wheezing worst?
Back to the doctor: A baby with bronchiolitis who is doing ok can be treated at home. One who is not doing so well may need hospitalization and oxygen therapy. If a baby seems not improving, or seems working harder to breathe, he needs to be seen by his pediatrician or the er again. Sometimes, babies need to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fvc 92 fev1 88 fev1/fvc 84 one year later fvc 93 fev1 83 fev1/fvc 87.Should i be concerned that the fev1 has declined? No change post bronch.
No: Not sure what the underlying disease is (probably asthma). There are some normal variations when you do repeat pulmonary function testing. Drop from 88 to 83 is not concerning and could be just normal variation. Depending on the underlying disease process, ongoing monitoring will give better information about the trend. Trend is more important than one random reading. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.
Tracheal Retractions: I am unsure of the age of this patient but there is a newborn diagnosis of tracheomalacia or weakness of the tracheal cartilage that causes these symptoms. This is generally resolved by the age of 1. It is important to ensure the baby is feeding well and thriving. It is often more prominent when the baby is on his/her back and when the baby is crying. Follow this along with your doctor. ...Read more
Daughter had airway cyst at 6mnths. had tracheostomy. now shez 1yr.she has noisy breathing since operation. reacts to asthma meds.Asthma or Operation?
Mgt: A virtual appointment would be helpful so that her medical records, surgical treatment may be further evaluated. Following trach placement, airway noise is common and often due to mucus, air leak and possibly tissue in the trach. What sort of reaction does she have ? Does she improve? Asthma medications help to open the airway below the trach and can help her bronchospasm. ...Read more
7 yr old child with cough and high grade fever. Took co amoxiclav for 10 days . Esr 37, tlc 8800, cxr normal. Cough not settling. Temp of 99f?
Wheezing?: Is he wheezing? Try xoponex mdi ( available by prescription only). May be you are dealing with scute bronchitis ( instead of infection)! sed rate just indicates 'inflammation' anywhere in body ( may be chest? ). And TLC not impressive. I think--- it's viral infection leading to acute bronchitis. See your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
18 month old with croup. Wakes up screaming/crying non stop, throwing himself around like a tantrum. Breathing fine. Steam not calming. Er or wait?
Sleep disorder: If your daughter does not wake immediately when you touch her and has no breathing difficulty, she is in the midst of a night terror an anomaly of sleep like sleep walking. If she wakes immediately it is a nightmare she will remember specifics.Night terrors occur in deeper sleep kids have no memory of them and often reflect sleep deficit. More sleep over several days will fix it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathless. No cough/wheezing. Xray a month ago was normal,doctor suggested deep breathing.EKG/Echo10 months ago: normal. pulmonologist said allergies?
Asthma: Here are just 4 possibilities Many people feel short of breath if the nasal passages are obstructed. I assume the pulmonologist ruled out asthma and other lung conditions , a pulmonary function test can be helpful. If you are taking hormones and your heart rate is >100 then clots to the lungs are to be considered. Esophageal conditions can sometimes cause tightness that feels like breathlessness ...Read more
Chest x, pulmo opin normal. Spitting little fresh blood, dark red clots 2 days three times. No cough fever vomit. ENT OPI normal. Gums stools normal ?
Blood: If an ENT exam including a sinus CT are normal and a lung exam including a chest Ct are normal, then it must be from your GI tract and you would need an upper GI endo ...Read more
31 m heavy breathing / shortness breath feels full at rest. Gets worse daily. Breathing patterns becoming different Got echo holter nuclear stress test / bronchoscopy pft and chest Ct scan normal. Pft showed positive mehtanine airway D? Cancer?heart
My 3 yo is a loud breather. Usually through mouth. He's not struggling. Has had echo, ekg, tubes, chest x-rays. Adenoids and tonsils removed. Ideas?
Airway anatomy: If your child is fine, sleeps well, no day fatigue, growing and developing fine, you need to back off. You've had checked all the major things. If he is symptomatic during day, then see a pediatric sleep specialist. If no daytime or long-term symptoms, then put a breath-right nasal strip on him at night and let him be loud. He will outgrow this in time. ...Read more
My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?
Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more
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