Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

Child with involuntary exhale , sound like punched in stomach. Had croup and pneumonia. Is it related?

My 7 year old has an involuntary exhale at random times (sounds like he was punched in the stomach ). There is no rhyme or reason for this. It happens for a month or two then goes away for a month or two. Usually he is sitting or relaxing. He doesn t know that he does it and it doesn t seem to bother him. He had croup 3 or 4 times when he was smaller and walking pneumonia 6 months ago. I am wondering if all these things are related.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  71
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response

Since its not persistent, there will be nothing to worry much.

But its better to be sure that he does not wheeze. Kids wheeze because there is narrowing of the airways. When they are not treated adequately with bronchodilators, such involuntary exhalations can happen- in an attempt to open up the airways.

Just have him checked by your pediatrician when he has a cough or cold. It will sort out the issue.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish your son good health.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor