Conditions with symptom: 'breathing difficulties'
Asthma involves an inflammation of the airways which causes them to narrow, making it difficult to draw breath. Read more →
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.
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,
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
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
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 !
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