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Why does my sons breath stops when he cries ?

MY SON IS JUST 9MTFS OLD. VERY RECENTLY WE OBSERVED WHEN HE IS CRYING FOR A FEW MINUTES, HIS BREATH IS ALMOST STOP FOR 30-40SEC AND AFTER MESSAGING NECK WITH WATER BREATH STARTS. THIS HAS HAPPENED TODAY AND YESTERDAY ALSO. WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Jan 2011
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This could be typical of a Breath holding spell in infants aged over 6 months of age. It is usually seen when infants are frustrated. Nothing to worry. But it should be differentiated from seizures and heart rhythm problems. It would be best to consult your Paediatrician and get an ECG done as well as get his blood haemoglobin checked as anaemic infants are more prone to develop worsening spells. There are various treatment approaches which can be discussed with his Doctor.
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