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When should I get medical help for hyperventilation?

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If you’re hyperventilating, you should see a doctor right away if you also have:

  • Chest pain, including pain that’s crushing, squeezing (feels like a heavy weight on the chest), or is sharp and stabbing, especially if it’s worse with deep breaths
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Fever or chills
  • Your symptoms don't get better after several minutes

From: Hyperventilation Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Johns Hopkins Children's Center: "Hyperventilation."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Shortness of Breath."

Kaiser Permanente: "Hyperventilation."

University of Michigan: "Hyperventilation."

Hyperventilation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

Johns Hopkins Children's Center: "Hyperventilation."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Shortness of Breath."

Kaiser Permanente: "Hyperventilation."

University of Michigan: "Hyperventilation."

Hyperventilation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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