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    Asthma involves an inflammation of the airways which causes them to narrow, making it difficult to draw breath. Read more →

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    Croup is an infection that affects the voicebox (the larynx) and the windpipe (the trachea). The principle symptom is a barking cough which is often compared to the sound a dog or a seal makes, accompanied by a hoarse voice, runny nose, a fever and dif… Read more →

    hi i need some advice my baby is 7 months old, and has breathing difficulties. he chokes when he lies flat, he very tight chested and wheezie all the time, seems to get ocasional have panick atacks when he is coughing. and worst cases goes blue around the mouth. everybody i meet says he sounds like he has a bad chest infection. he has seen so many different dr in these 7 months, they all say the same he is eating and most of the time well in himself so they arn't worried. send me home, i have got an inhaler for him but it does nothing. i feel like im going crazy i cant sleep im up with him all the time incase he chokes. what can i do?? what is it? any advice would be great.





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    My son was like this and it was due to his adenoids being to larg and bloking the back of his nose, he had them out at 3 years and was so happy after his breathing was so much better and infections cleared up.

    we have just found out that our grandson has flat head syndrom and it could cause learning difficulties is this true,





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    my daughter who is 10 has always had a painful left leg and it turns in. if she runs she is screaming in pain or has a long walk it really restricts her and she has had some nasty trips as she is very clumsy we have tried to get her help we tried insoles physio and have seen several doctors round about the time we noticed her intoing about 2 half she started having speech problems and she could do the alphabet and count to twenty but after that she couldnt and has learning difficulties and memory loss please help her as she gets very down about it





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    I am nearly 16 and have a phobiea of having a blood test, i simply refuse to have it done. I wouldnt say i have a phobiea of needles because i would much rather a needle in the bicep (if the top part of my arm is called the bicep)of my arm than a veiny part of my body. It just makes me cringe to even lay my arm out straight with my wrist facing up and if anyone grabs my wrist with there fingers grasping my veins i'll literally GAG OUT LOUD, i can't even think about it without crossing my arms. i tryed to have a blood test at one point way over a year ago, i could'nt help my hystericle behaviour, i was crying before i was even in the seat, i could'nt control my breathing and i was just all over the place scared to death and could'nt go through with it. I need a blod test. It would be so amazing and extremely hepful if anyone could give an answer that would help my phobeia in anyway please x =D please dont leave any sarcastic answers thank you x





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    Hi I am going through exactly the same thing with my son, now 12 but he has been like this since he was a toddler. We have just been refered to a Gastroentirologist recently. He was on meds for reflux but that didn't seem to make it go completely.There is a condition called eosonophilic oesophogitis where certain trigger foods cause a delayed reaction in kids sometimes days after.They tend to have issues with eating, trouble swallowing, vomiting, coughing while eating, having to drink between mouthfuls are some of the issues. My son described it as it is like he has a door in his throat and sometimes it is open and the food goes down ok, and sometimes it shuts and the food gets stuck.He then has to induce vomitng to get the food out.He has also been running off to the loo like this since he was 4. He gets a ' look' on his face and stops eating and you can tell what is coming next. The Dts thought it might be a hiatus hernia but 2 bariums showed nothing untoward wrong.The only way to diagnose eosonophilic oesophogitis is with an endoscopy and biopsies which look for more than 50 white blood cells present in the osophogus which normally should not be there.These are caused by consuming food/ foods which the child is allergic to, but because the reaction is a delayed one it is harder to detect.The cells inflame the throat causing scarring and this causes the dysphagia ( trouble swallowing) This is what I am trying to get the Drs to check for woth my son as he is typically atopic ( allergic ) . My son has year round rhinitis, mouth breathes and many allergies including pets, dust, tree and grass pollens, foods and asthma since he was 1. Also in young children failure to thrive or being small for age, sleep difficulties, tummy aches and lots of ear/ throat infections are very common as well as what you mentioned. I hope you get some answers and us too ! It's been a long road !

    I am 16 and i had the operation in febuary of 2009. I was diagnosed idopathic scoliosis and it occured in later teenager years, Unlike how channel four stated that it is only genetic. I would like to say that i did not have any breathing difficulties as i was still able to do everyday activites. I would like to know whether the breathing difficulties were based souly upon the scoliosis that Jade suffered or if there was a different problem as i had a 65 degree curve and a large twist. Fortunatly my operation went smoothly and i have just past my year aniversary and everything is fine with an subtle thin scar down my back. Thank you to my doctor. And i am willing to talk to people that are preparing for an operation.





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    I had spinal fusion surgery when i was 16 years old aswell.I had a 73 degree curvature with a twist at the top near my neck. I too didn't have any breathing difficulties, i did have to wear a brace before my operation for 23 hours a day for 15 months, which unfortunately didn't make a difference which is why i had to be operated on. I agree that the operation is extremely worth it.





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    When my 11yr old daughter is breathing i can hear her, even from a few feet away. Sometimes her breathing is a bit raspy & also she itchy's her chin whilst coughing. She did have Asthma as a young baby, but that faded out.





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    since my baby was born shes had problems with her breathing, she always sounds very chesty and has a constant cough, also seems to have problems breathing through her nose and is a very heavy breather and snores very loud. when she was born they said she was a very mucusy baby and there was nothing they could do and it would just pass in time,(i have mentioned her breathing and my concerns to various health care proffesionals)but last week i took her to the doctors about this and the doctor said my baby had rsv virus (bronchilitus) but if this was true she has had it for over 10 weeks. does anyone know what this could be and how i can help her, im at the end of my witts. thankyou





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    You need to take him to hospital when his lips turn blue and he is not breathing, It could be dangerous. It might be nothing but I would get it checked out. try a different doctor, take someone with you that can translate into english in case the staff don't understand. I do not think worms cause him to stop breathing turn blue good luck

    I am aware of a boy in Hull who had alot of difficulties getting a diagnosis .He was suicidal and excluded from School. He is back at School and hopefully things will get better for him.A diagnosis will help to get access to support .if you think he has ASD then I would have thought that was a good basis for a diagnosis to be made . It is difficult as lot of symptoms can relate to other difficulties though the Spectrum of Disorder includes a range of these difficulties. A Internet search should provide a list of Autistic groups in your area and support that they can provide. You could get a bit of publicity going and start your own support group with other local parents. even my own town has a Autistic drop in centre. Good luck .

    Hi im 20 and have had asthma all my life. I was rushed into hospital as a baby and toddler because of breathing difficulties. Like most of you, my mother panicked the majority of the time. Commonly, my asthma is worse at nights and winter, it always has been. I advise you to visit your GP and explain the symptoms and they should prescribe you with a blue inhaler (ventolin) which contaons steroids and is a fast acting reliever. This is only for short term relief! If needs be the GP can prescribe you with a stronger more long term reliever. For mums out there worrying about their child having asthma, fear not! It hasnt prevented me from doing anything and i am now a succesful rugby player. Thanks for your time and remember, dont panick!





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    My son had always been a big dribbler. He could easily go through 8 of the specialist baby bibs.he always seemed to have a cold and snored very loudly. At 12months we had an unsuccessful ent appointment. I persisted and eventually recorded by son sleeping which showed long pauses in his breathing. I also videoed him sleeping which was quite disturbing as it showed hin recessive breathing.At 2yrs and 4mths they removed his tonsils and adenoids and not a dribble since. They were so big they were causing sleep apnea!





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    My son is 2yrs 6 months and had his tonsils and adenoids removed 10 days ago. From the age of 8 months he has been a heavy mouth breather, had loud snoring and constant dribbling. After numerous trips to the doctors and an ENT specialist at 12 months who told us he was fine I took matters into my own hands. I recorded him on my mobile sleeping, when he was on his back he had long pauses in his breathing up to 10 seconds. I took this to the doctors and this time they referred him straight away to the ENT. Before the ENT appointment I videoed him on my phone whilst he was asleep on his back which showed him intercosal breathing, his chest caved in and his rib cage raised, in fact I took this to A&E as I was worried and they nurse was really shook up with video! As my appointment was only a few days later they let us come home. The ENT consultant took one look at both videos and checked his tonsils and confirmed they were some of the biggest he has seen. It has took a good 10 days for him to be back on track following the op, the dribbling is a bit better but should improve, no snoring although his voice seems higher? and just seems a lot happier. He was always a really good talker but I'm interested to see how things impove. Tough 10 days but worth it. The doctor confirmed if he had carried on breathing at night like that it would put too much pressure on his heart.





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    Hi, Just wanted to say I have a 9 year old with learning difficulties and we've tried everything. We tried the patches but she got a skin reaction to it do we stopped. We also did the op to turn her saliva ducts round (transposition of sub-mandibular ducts). It seemed to work for a while but soon the dribbling came back so I think it was a bit of a waste of time. The doc did say in the end that it's a "learned behaviour" so we now have to teach her how to swallow, wipe her mouth and close her mouth all of which she finds difficult (..having learning difficulties!) but of course we won't give up. It's just a bit like 1 step forward 5 steps back!! Just before summer she had 10 baby teeth taken out (..ouch!) & now that they are coming through again you can imagine what the drooling is like!! I'm no GP or speech therapist but I sure have seen a few over the years & the best advice I got from them was about teaching your child how to close and wipe their mouth and remind them to swallow. Also they need to breathe through their nose not their mouth like my daughter who is a habitual mouth breather as she seems to get lots of colds!! Good luck & I hope you found this useful.

    I went under the water because I was exhausted in swimming and might have by accident swallowed water. when i got out, i had breathing difficultied. does anyone know if this is a sign for asthma





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    It is constent coughing wezzeness in ur chest and feeling really tyed tight chest and strugleing to breath after exersise no it is not a sigh for asthma i will no because i have it

    Hi my name is Anthony I am 22 I had adhd when I was younger but I stopped taking my dexanphetamines when i was about 13 when i started smoking I have quit now and I sometimes have difficulties with concentrating on things and I also have quite bad mood swings I get very andry very quickly what should I do?





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    Hi im 15yrs and i have scoliosis too i get lots of pai in my back,trouble breathing and cant do any sports. Im having my operation in two weeks and jades video has helped because i really wanted to know what will be going o while im asleep. Everythig has changed since i was diagnosed with it and i cant wait to have it because im a keen horse rider and i have my own horses which has had to be put to one side. Samantha xxx





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    Hi, I have a 20 month old grandson. He was diagnosed with scoliosis at 8 month. He gets repeated chest infections and his breathing has been affected. He is due to have the operation when he's 4. I do worry lots about him and I was wondering if anyone knows of a child so young having the operation. His spine has a severe curve.





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    Hi Catherine my todler also a boy has this condition and will have to undergo surgery. I have not met anyone else to date whom is aware of a male child with this condition as it rarer in boys. Would love to chat more? I am also so very scared!

    At least your grandson. would be better

    Put olive oil on your hair. The oil clogs the lice breathing pores. And just comb them out. With a lice comb, Walgreen s has them. Metal comb are more effective. Do this every two days. Until gone

    I have done this before out of curiosity and always scored 43 yet today scored 46! This does not really surprise me as I have always felt very different to everyone else and have 3 children who all have a diagnosis of autism and although I manage to function without support I recognise many of the difficulties they have as things I have always struggled with myself but to a different degree. Will be very interested in the results of this test.





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    I scored 34 - I'm 46 and have only just made the connection between the social and personal difficulties I have had all my life and Asperger's Syndrome. I've already asked my GP to help me explore this further but it will take up to a year to even get an appointment with a psychologist. I want a diagnosis now! The relief that I could finally put a name and a reason to my lifelong symptoms is enormous and the wait is going to be excruciating! :(





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    I had a score of 26 (I think, i've already forgoten) I'm 15 and when I was younger I had learning difficulties, but some say I no longer have them, but a few of the things i do every day in my day to day life do remind others of autism fetures. I do have troubles in some things that others say are dead easy. I have noticed that some things about me that should be fine are getting to go down hill. My memory for one, as you might tell from up there ^ at the top. Does this mean anything important? Anyone know?





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    Hayy,, My name is Steph. Im 16 and had this operation done a week and a bit ago now. My back was 72 degrees out and yet I had no breathing problems. Just that my ribs were twisted. The only problems i did have were walking far distances or sat down for too long - my back would ache. My consultant said that it could have been genetic but nobody in my family has this. I am still recovering and for anybody having to make the decision to have the surgery I would greatly recommend it. Thanks for reading :)





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    hi my names holly, i had 3 operations altogether, im so pleased the condition has got some air time on tv, as more people need to be aware of it. im a youth rep for SAUK (SCOLIOSIS ASSOCIATION UK)and if any one would like someone to talk to, im here. it takes a while to adapt to the new posture, but its all worth while! surgery is by far the best option for my case, as at 63 degrees at 13 years old, it needed to be done. xxx

    Hi my son is 14 an suffers from heavy snoring , he sound like he has a cold but nothing comes out his nose when he blow his nose , his breathing is very heavy. its like the cold is on his chest.





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