Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/21

Q.

9 month old stops breathing for couple of seconds

Hi Doc
During my sons sleep, i hear he stops breathing for a couple of seconds and this terrifies me. He has been doing this for a while now, whats causing this? what can i do to help him because this does not sound normal.He doesn' t look sick or anything. Please advise

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You must take serious notice of this problem. It is called sleep apnoea and in children is usually due to a severely blocked nose. You must take your baby to be seen by a paediatrician ASAP.

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