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My son is 16 months old, when he cries, he holds his breath for a long time, and his face turns to blue. Why do you think is that?

My son is 16 months old, when he cries,  he holds his breath for a long time, and his face turns to blue. Why do you think is that?

Breath-holding spell: Cyanotic breath-holding spells are usually precipitated by anger or frustration or a a painful experience. The child cries and has forced expiration sometimes leading to cyanosis (blue in color), loss of muscle tone, and sometimes loss of consciousness. The child usually recovers within a 1-2min, but some fall asleep for an hour or so. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Is it normal to get out of breathe more than usual and sweat more than usual if you havent got much sleep lately? My son been waking up in the night

Is it normal to get out of breathe more than usual and sweat more than usual if you havent got much sleep lately? My son been waking up in the night

Out of breath: Lack of sleep can give you fatigue, but being out of breath is not from lack of sleep, you need to see your 1ry care physician for physacal exam & workup to make the proper diagnosis, wheather asthma, heart problem or something else. At the mean time rest whenever you can, eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids, take your vitamins, get your family members to help you. Please take of yourself. ...Read more

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When my son breathes in he feels as if now he can only breath in a certain amount after an anxiety reaction yesterday. he breathes more heavily in to.

When my son breathes in he feels as if now he can only breath in a certain amount after an anxiety reaction yesterday. he breathes more heavily in to.

Anxiety: it is very common for children to hold their breath or breathe very fast also reffered to as hyperventilation. In situations when they don't get what they want also called temper tantrums make your child breathe into a paper bag that will resolve the problem do not let your child be in charge of you show him that you are the adult ...Read more

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My son spends half the day sitting playing video games, and latley he complains of shortness of breathe but when he moves its a bit better. What is it?

My son spends half the day sitting playing video games, and latley he complains of shortness of breathe but when he moves its a bit better. What is it?

Atelectasis: That is a big fancy doctor word for tiny areas of collapse of the air sacs in the lungs. It is very common after surgeries, etc, when it hurts to take a deep breath. But it can also happen to normal healthy people if they don't give their lungs a work out. Usually, during the day, we take some deep breaths, sigh, cough, etc. This may not be happening sitting at video games - needs to get active! ...Read more

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My son has RSV a and croup. How can I help him breath better and feel better all together.

My son has RSV a and croup. How can I help him breath better and feel better all together.

RSV/Croup: Breathing in moist air helps most kids feel better, and ibuprofen or acetaminophen (only in children over 6 months old) can make them more comfortable. As with most illnesses, rest and plenty of fluids are recommended. Use a cool-mist humidifier or run a hot shower to create a steam-filled bathroom where you can sit with your child for 10 minutes. Breathing mist will sometimes stop the coughing. ...Read more

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My son set off a party popper, aimed at the floor, so when it popped we both breathed in the fumes, can this harm him? Unsure what they contain.

My son set off a party popper, aimed at the floor, so when it popped we both breathed in the fumes, can this harm him? Unsure what they contain.

Party poopers: Some party poopers contain compressed air and are therefore harmless. Some contain small amounts of gunpowder, in which case a 7 year old should have no access to them, albeit little harm can be done ...Read more

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My son who is 14 has back pains around the centre of his back to upper back. These pains start when he breathes in after running. What is happening?

My son who is 14 has back pains around the centre of his back to upper back. These pains start when he breathes in after running. What is happening?

Many reasons: At some point most runners will experience lower back pain. There are multiple reasons that this can occur, some more common than others. New activity running long distances postural abnormalities previous or current injuries elsewhere in the body weakness in core or hip muscles decreased legs and lumbar (back) flexibility poor running mechanics running up hills. ...Read more

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