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Shortness of Breath in Infants and Children

It could be that your child has an upper respiratory infection. This kind of infection frequently causes a cough, a runny or stuffy nose, and a slight fever.

Call your pediatrician if your child is getting worse, or if he doesn't improve within a few days.

Click on the links to learn more about conditions with these symptoms: common cold and influenza.


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