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Paradoxical Or See Saw Respiration
Chest IN & tummy OUT: In normal young children, both the chest and tummy expand when breathing in. With paradoxical breathing, the tummy expands when breathing in, but the chest gets sucked inward (downward). Paradoxical breathing can be normal in babies & toddlers because their chest cages are still "soft". After age 2-3 years, normal toddlers (without airway restriction) usually don't have paradoxical breathing. ...Read more
How often do you see paradoxical reactions to Valium and xanax (alprazolam)? Is it often or infrequent
Not very common: A paradoxical reaction to a med is one that causes the opposite of usual expected effect. In a benzodiazepine it would be anxiety, insomnia, over-stimulation or agitation. If this occurs, one would suspect an unidentified underlying problem as associative cause (such as bipolar disorder, thyroid disease, drug abuse). In any case, discontinuation would be indicated & a search for other causes made. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 5 month baby has a cold and breathing harder, and I see his ribs move. Should I take him to the e.R.?
Taking qvar 80mcg for past 2 day and my breathing returned to normal. Is it okay to stop using it for a few days to see if i can function without it?
I can see my veins so blue all over my body and this just happened all of the sudden. Why do you think it is? Also feeling breathing shallow. Thanks
I have been suffered from short of breathing since one week.l have also flu.what is It? At this time I don't want to see a doctor.any suggestion plz.
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