Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried | 2009/12/05

Q.

breathing funny only when asleep

hi Doc, my 15 month old boy since last afternoons nap. You know when a baby has cried a lot,you hear from his breathing, thats what he does, this happened almost the whole night,(like hiccups without sound though). I am very concerned about this, must i take him to the doctor?what could this be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not sure from your description what could be causing this unusual sound when your baby is sleeping. He may have a condtion called croup which is caused by an infection of the vocal cords in the throat.It would be best if you asked your doctor to see him or if he is at all distressed or short of breath he should be taken to a paediatric emergency unit.

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