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Difficulty breathing can occur when a child's lungs or heart are not working well.
Mild trouble breathing means:
Moderate trouble breathing means:
Severe trouble breathing means:
Current as of: July 1, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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