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What kind of doctor does your baby need if he is frequently choking on phlegm and unable to get it up to the point of not breathing?

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2005-12-01 15:34:45
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The concern is not what type of doctor but that the infant/child receive medical care IMMEDIATELY! The infant in question should be taken to the nearest emergency medical facility. Such symptoms can be the begining of a serious respiratory illness or one that is already present and can rapidly progress to pneumonia or respiratory distress or failure.

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