Fevers can cause many changes in your child's appearance. They may include sweating, a flushed face, sleepiness, poor appetite, dry and hot skin, unusual breathing and/or cold symptoms, or "feeling warm to the touch." If your child has one or more of these, take your child's temperature.
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Why are your lungs more like sponges than balloons?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredYou probably have a good image of the way your lungs look on the outside. While you may think they function a little like balloons in that they expand when air is consumed, it's probably better to think of your two lungs as large sponges. They're light and fluffy when filled with air, but they get bogged down when they get wet (as they do in some diseases) and don't exchange air very well in those cases.
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What is the respiratory system?
Brigham and Women's Hospital answeredThe respiratory system is made up of the organs involved in the interchanges of gases, and consists of the:
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- nasal cavity
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