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Child Has Headaches Trouble Breathing

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  • Posted By: stilltrying2
  • July 7, 2007
  • 03:55 AM

My 4 year old has been having trouble breathing for a month. He complains of headaches sometimes but the main symptom is his breathing

.....he just keeps taking a very deep breath, then stops breathing and follows with another deep breath.

He has a hard time talking because he gets short of breath. None of the doctors he has seen thinks it is asthma or allergies.

He has seen a cardiologist and an ENT to no avail, their tests were normal. They have done X-rays, an EKG, and various blood testing but have come up with nothing. He is also type 1 diabetic and ketoacidosis is negative.

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  • Is he hyperventilating? Give him a paper bag and have him breathe into it.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello and thanks for the reply.He is not hyperventilating. This comes and goes throughout the day but seems worse in the evening, and when in warmer temperatures. He has been taking claritin and singulair both, but they have not helped him at all.
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