my 4 mth old daughter has trouble breathing

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Pallawi - posted on 12/21/2012

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my son is 3 yrs old he has breathing trouble so what should he eat and what should not pls tell me....

Whitney - posted on 04/25/2009

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Quoting Bobbie:

My son had lots of breathing problems... He had lost so much weight... When he was 18 months they realised his adenoids were huge and stopping his nasal passage so he would breath from his mouth preventing him from eating properly.. when he had colds it was horrible... ive spent nights sitting next to the beach with him wrapped up trying to help him breath... Speak to an ENT ...


My son just had his adenoids taken out a couple weeks ago. His breathing problems are due to laryngomalacia and tracheomalacia.  I was glad when our pediatrician referred us to an ENT.

User - posted on 04/25/2009

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My son had lots of breathing problems... He had lost so much weight... When he was 18 months they realised his adenoids were huge and stopping his nasal passage so he would breath from his mouth preventing him from eating properly.. when he had colds it was horrible... ive spent nights sitting next to the beach with him wrapped up trying to help him breath... Speak to an ENT ...

Vanessa - posted on 04/24/2009

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hiya my son is 8 months and i spent the first 6 months battling with this and then a doctor suggested it be rhinitis (think thats how to spell it) and turns out he is allergic to lactose ( which also explained the cough and rashes he always seemed to have) i've been doing some research on allergies and it is common for children prone to allergies to have dark circles under their eyes, sticky out gums and to always appear to have a cold or snuffy nose , i'm not saying you daughter has an allergy but it may be worth monitoring also my grandad seems to think that asnuffy nose is due to teething? (but he blames everything on teething lol)

Whitney - posted on 04/24/2009

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My son has had breathing problems since birth and they were worse when he was around 2 months. How long has she had problems breathing? If you are not getting anything out of her nose, then it could be something else going on. My son is now 18 mths old and we are still dealing with it. Does it seem to affect her more after she eats?

Janine - posted on 04/24/2009

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I know my boys are older thatn your little one but my son Eeric he is 5 was sick almost all winter long. I was trying everything cause the biggest thing was he was constantly stuffy and runny nose. Finally I put a humidifier in his room and within 3 days his nose stopped. I have had it in there for about a monht and a half now and it has worked wonders. It was about $25 at Wal-Mart and I believe its aReliOn. Good Luck! I wwas really surprised it worked as good as it did but I figures after seeing that a bunch of other moms said a humidifier was good that I would try it and WaLa.

Julie - posted on 04/24/2009

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Definitely use the bulb syringe to get out as much gunk as possible and prop the mattress up a little bit. Do the bulb syringe right before you give her a bottle or nurse; she will eat better if she can breath better. Also, watch her for signs of labored breathing. If she is breathing more than 60 breaths a minute, or breathing hard (you can see the space between her ribs, called retracting) then go to the doctor or emergency room immediately. My son was in the hospital last month with RSV, and they had him hooked up to monitors and on oxygen and everything, but the best thing they could do was keep sucking all the gunk out of his nose. You can check with your doctor to make sure you are using the bulb syringe correctly; you want to plug one side of the nose while you clean out the other and really try to get in there deep. Not much fun, but a necessary evil.

Betty - posted on 04/24/2009

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my kids doc said put a small blanket under the top of the crib to bring them up alittle when they sleep so there not layin flat but not to high

April - posted on 04/24/2009

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Are you using the bulb syringe after a few minutes of putting the saline in her nose? That will help get all of the mucus out? Is she sick or just breathing difficulties?

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