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weird noise when breathing in
worriedmom4son posted:
Please help I am worried my son had croup about 2 months ago and yesterday he started making the same sound. When he takes a deep breath he makes a noise like if he was snoring, or had flem in his chest like he could not breath. I rushed him to the emergency room and they found nothing wrong the took a x-ray and found nothing. They then sent me home, I am worried because I was diagnosed with HPV about four years ago so I worry because my doctor told me that my there was a possibility of children born from mothers with hpv to develope rrp. He has no other symptons he happy, no fever, no coughing and no noise when he sleeps. Please help I dont know what to do I cried all night because I just wish I could help him.
Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
As you may know, I do not know anything about your son -- not even his age. I do not know his complete medical history, or more importantly, I have no way of examining him to determine the nature or significance of his breathing difficulties. I would suggest that you take him to see a pediatrician or another primary care provider so that he can be properly examined and diagnosed.

Yes, if the mother had an active HPV infection at the time of a vaginal birth, this virus can affect his vocal cords. He would need to be carefully examined by an ENT specialist -- someone that has the skill and equipment to examine his vocal cords, to see if this is a possibility.

Remember that children with viral infections (colds) can get mucous in their throats and chests, and even snore. So, please relax until you can have him examined. His symptoms may not be serious at all.

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