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What causes intercostal recession? 8 possible conditions

Your intercostal muscles attach to your ribs. When you breathe in air, they normally contract and move your ribs up. At the same time, your diaphragm, which is a thin muscle that separates your chest and abdomen, drops lower and your lungs fill with air. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Transitory Tachypnea of Newborn

When a baby is delivered, the amniotic fluid should be expelled from their lungs. If this doesn't happen, a mild condition called transient tachypnea develops.

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2

Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome

A full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. This gives the fetus time to grow. At 40 weeks, the organs are usually fully developed. If a baby is born too early, the lungs may not be fully developed, and they may not functio...

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3

Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis is characterized by inflamed tissue in your epiglottis. It's a potentially life-threatening illness. The epiglottis is at the base of the tongue.

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4

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis can occur when you have a severe reaction to certain allergens. Learn what the symptoms are and what to do if this happens.

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5

Croup

Croup is a viral condition that causes swelling around the vocal cords. It's most active in the fall and winter months and targets children under the age of 5.

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6

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is a viral respiratory condition in which the bronchioles in the lungs become inflamed or damaged, restricting the ability to breathe.

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7

Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

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8

Asthma Overview

Learn about asthma. Explore the types of asthma and read information about their symptoms, causes and treatments. Continue reading!

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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