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my 7 month old son is coughing, wheezing and breathing funny.

I see the area around his ribs and right below his breastbone go in everytime time he breathes. Is that normal? I dont recall ever seeing that before. Should I just wait it out or take him to the ER? He gives me smiles every once in a while which makes me feel everything is okay he just has a cold. What do you all think?

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Asked by tarams98020 at 9:50 AM on Sep. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • he needs to go to the doc today
    good luck

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 9:52 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Possibly croup. I would have him seen by a dr.

    Answer by treynlisa at 9:54 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Could have Asama, a cold, namonio (spelling is wrong i know)


    Answer by louise2 at 9:56 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • No that isn't okay. It means he is working much harder to breath... called retractions and it's a sign of distress. He needs to be seen by a doctor ASAP

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:03 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • retractions...i have never heard of it. I need to take him to the ER then...I didnt know it was that bad....thank you

    Answer by tarams98020 at 10:13 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • so even though he is playing and smiling he is still in distress with breathing?

    Answer by tarams98020 at 10:14 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • any type of distressted breathing needs to be see by a doc ASAP

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:17 AM on Sep. 29, 2009

  • Get the child to a doctor. He should not be struggling to breathe like that.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:15 PM on Sep. 29, 2009

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