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When should I get medical attention if my kid is having breathing problems?

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CALL 911 IF YOUR CHILD:

Breathing problems are common in young children, but in some cases they can be serious.

  • Is gasping for breath
  • Can't cry or talk because of breathing trouble
  • Grunts when breathing
  • Has blue lips
  • May have a small object caught in her throat
  • Is breathing very fast
  • Looks very sick

From: Breathing Problems in Children WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Bronchiolitis and Your Child."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Treating Bronchiolitis in Infants."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Bronchiolitis and Your Child."

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Treating Bronchiolitis in Infants."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on October 11, 2017

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