Baby exhales flaring nostrils or head bobbing

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baby exhales, flaring nostrils or head bobbing, retractions (when the skin pulls in between the ribs or under the ribcage during rapid or labored breathing), cyanosis (when the skin turns a bluish color) around the mouth and nose. Other than the above symptoms, infants with TTN will look fairly healthy.
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Diagnosis Because TTN has symptoms that are initially similar to more severe newborn respiratory problems (such as pneumonia or persistent pulmonary hypertension), doctors may use chest X-rays in addition to physical examination to make a diagnosis. Pulse-oximetry monitoring, which is when a small piece of tape containing an oxygen sensor is placed around a baby's foot or hand and connected to a monitor. This tells doctors how well the lungs are sending oxygen to the blood and is also useful in monitoring TTN. Sometimes oxygen levels need to be checked with a blood test. A complete blood count (CBC) may also be drawn from one of the baby's veins or a heel to check for signs of infection Treating TNN As with any newborn who has a breathing problem, infants with TTN are closely watched. Sometimes they'll be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for extra care. Monitors will measure heart rate, breathing rate, and oxygen levels. Some are simply monitored to ensure that their breathing rates slow down and their oxygen levels remain normal. Others might need to receive extra oxygen through a mask, a
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