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Shortness of Breath in Infants and Children

Shortness of breath and coughing in your child is not explained by the usual symptoms of the more common conditions. Call your pediatrician's office so that he or she can go over the symptoms with you again and decide the best course of action for your child. Shortness of breath is a symptom that should never be ignored.

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