Category: Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Wheezing in Children

Wheezing is a sound produced by narrowed airways when breathing. As air passes through these constricted passages, it produces a high-pitched whistling sound. Wheezing can

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Vocal Cord Dysfunction

The vocal cords are not just for speaking – they actually play an important role in breathing too. When a child breathes in air, it

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Recurrent Croup

Croup is a viral illness that most commonly occurs in young children. Croup causes the upper airways to become narrow, producing a ‘barking’ cough that

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Periodic Breathing in Relation to High Altitude

Children in high altitudes may develop a condition known as periodic breathing while sleeping. It occurs when a child alternates between deep-breathing and shallow breathing.

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Noisy Breathing

Many children experience noisy breathing, a symptom that could indicate one of many underlying conditions. Most are not serious but should still be evaluated by

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Hypoxemia

Hypoxemia is a condition in which a child’s blood is low in oxygen. Left untreated, the condition can lead to a more serious condition known

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

GERD

A child with GERD has chronically recurring gastroesophageal reflux. This condition can be serious when diagnosed in childhood – especially for infants. In fact, GERD

Pediatric Pulmonolgy

Dyspnea

Dyspnea, or shortness of breath, can be a frightening condition – especially when it happens to a child. There are many reasons why a child

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