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What are the symptoms of chILD?

  • Fast breathing 
  • Deeper, harder breathing – they may use extra muscles to help them breathe. They may have retractions or flaring of the nostrils. 
  • Some babies can make a “grunting” noise  
  • Trouble growing or gaining weight 
  • Everyday cough, wheezing, or chest congestion 
  • Chest x-rays or lung scans that are not normal 
  • Low oxygen levels 
  • Infections of the lungs or airways  
  • “Clubbing” of fingers or toes 
  • Changes in the shape of their chest 

If you think your child may have chILD, talk to your doctor and think about a visit with a pediatric pulmonologist (lung doctor). 


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