What is Paediatric Respiratory Medicine
Paediatric respiratory medicine deals with breathing problems in children, of all ages, from birth to adolescence.
There are different types of breathing problems that may relate to the lungs, the airways (breathing tubes) and upper airways. These problems can present in different ways and you may need to seek a clear diagnosis from a children’s respiratory expert. For example, your child may have prolonged cough, shortness of breath, breathing noises (wheeze or stridor), exercise limitation or snoring. Other common reasons to see a children’s respiratory expert is frequent, or recurrent, chest infections.