Breathing

Jessica - posted on 10/10/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter makes this funny rattling noise when she is breathing....it sounds like she is congested but her pediatrician says everything is ok....still I worry.....has anyone had to deal with this before???

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Melissa - posted on 10/10/2009

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When my son was a couple months old he had congestion and a cough that wouldn't go away. From what I remember the cough did sound like a rattle. I forget exactly what he was diagnosed with but it was pretty common for babies. Our doctor ended up prescribing us a nebulizer for him. The only time I had seen a nebulizer was when my grandmother wasn't doing well in a hospital and needed help breathing. I was scared about using a nebulizer for my son but i found out it's pretty common. If the cough is lasting longer than a week and your child is having trouble breathing, I would get a second opinion. Better safe than sorry!

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