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daughter can't catch her breath

my 5 year old daughter seems to be struggling to catch her breath and has to yawn to catch it.....I also get this sometimes (usually when I'm anxious about something), could she be stressed, anxious or even copying me??? Doc sounded her chest which was clear and sed there was nothing to suggest that she had any lung problems....please help, it's quite disturbing, thanks.
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replied January 30th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

In the absence of symptoms like fever, irritability, persistent coughing, feeding problems, disturbed sleep, etc there would probably be no major cause for worry.

Presence of cough, wheezing, chest tightness, inability to speak while symptomatic could be signs of asthma.

Some kids tend to imitate their peers and family members. In such situations communicating with them during such episodes will be essential to know if it is a cause to worry or not.

Since your doctor has evaluated her, and found it to be harmless, you can relax.

If u still have doubts you may seek a second opinion from a Pediatrician for the same condition.

I hope this helps.



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replied December 3rd, 2012
my kid cant breath and need help what should i do hlep me before its to let pleasedoc
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replied December 3rd, 2012
is ti a flu or something my mom had it once but i don't know what she did and she cant remember
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replied December 31st, 2012
Breathing is important and you need to see a doctor asap
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