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My 3 year old boy has a fast racing hart and his breathing

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My 3 year old boy has a fast racing hart and his breathing is also very fast, he is also very tired and is not himself, however he has no temperature. What can it be? I am a little concern.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 4 years ago.

Dr. C. :

Hi and welcome to the site. My name isXXXXX and I'll be providing medical information for you today.

Dr. C. :

It's important that you take him to the emergency room for medical attention.

Dr. C. :

He may have ingested something that is causing this combination of symptoms.

Dr. C. :

You can call 911 or have someone drive you there as soon as possible.

Dr. C. :

999 or 112 in the UK

JACUSTOMER-25o6e7al- :

He has been fine most of the day and he hasn't been unattended, do you know what can be the reason for this?

Dr. C. :

So but he does not sound well and he needs medical attention.

Dr. C. :

If he has racing heart, racing breathing and is very tired, he needs medical attention.

Dr. C. :

It's better to be safe than sorry.

Dr. C. :

Whatever the cause is, it requires a doctor to examine him to determine.

Dr. C. :

There is a very long list of possible causes of rapid breathing and rapid heartbeat.

Dr. C. :

This can range from problems with the heart, the lungs or the brain.

Dr. C. :

If he is also lethargic, it's a sign that he is not well at all and needs medical attention.