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Rapid breathing in a newborn. Is that a problem if their belly and ribs sink in?

Yes

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Acidosis related to rapid breathing?

No

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Rapid breathing causes a respiratory alkalosis, not acidosis. Patients with a metabolic acidosis may try to compensate with rapid breathing.
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Is rapid breathing normal for a 6 month old?

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The average 6mo will usually breathe at rates from 24-38 BPM ,higher than the rate for older kids or adults. Thelower end at rest & higher with activity.Fever will add 5 BPM/degree on average. If a kid is visably working to breathe s/he has generally doubled her/his rate & this is abnormal.
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Child rapid breathing and cough when in city. Asthma?

Need to be

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Checked by pediatrician to confirm if it is asthma or not. More than likely pollution and allergies.
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Do you get rapid breathing and shortness of breath when drunk?

Yes

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normally alcohol will increase your heart rate and pulse volume -- and elevate the pulmonary pressure and this will make you feel harder to breath --
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What happens to your carbon dioxide in the blood during rapid breathing?

Decreases

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if one breathes very rapidly, or hyperventilates, one will feel lightheaded, dizzy, and have tingling in the fingertips because carbon dioxide decreases. Treatment involves increasing carbon dioxide by breathing into a paper bag or slowing the breathing down.
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What does it mean if my baby has a slight fever and rapid breathing?

May be early problm

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The breathing rate of an infant will increase by about 5 breaths /min for every degree of fever. This is a natural response driven by a faster metabolism. That said, if the breathing rate is much higher than predicted it could be an early sign of a respiratory problem like bronchitis or pneumonia.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel answered:

What does rapid breathing mean when an old person is on his death bed?

Several reasons.

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This is a question for your PMD. A few possibilities are congestive heart failure or terminal pneumonia. If the patient is terminal depending on your philosophy of life, either nothing is done or a specific diagnosis needs to be made and appropriate medical treatment needs to be established.
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does rapid breathing at high altitudes results to respiratory alkalosis?

Yes

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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 and also controlling how high you ascend in a day.
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What could cause rapid breathing, dizziness and cold sweats in you?

Hard to say.

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The symptoms are consistent with what is known as a Panic Disorder. This is a real phenomenon related to increased secretion of epinephrine in the brain. You need to rule out anxiety/depression. The latter symptoms are often associated with dizziness and there are neuro-anatomical reasons for these symptoms. See your PMD and have a specific diagnosis and be placed on appropriate medication.
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