What is a Breathing Problem?

You may notice a breathing problem when your child is coughing a lot or breathing faster or harder than normal. Sometimes a doctor or nurse may even hear wheezing (this is a high-pitched whistling sound when breathing out) and may say that your child has bronchiolitis, wheezy bronchitis, reactive airways, asthma, or pneumonia.

Breathing problems are more than just a stuffy nose; they are times when your child has shortness of breath, wheezing, or a cough so intense that it may wake your child up during the night or even cause your child to vomit. We realize that it may be scary if your child has breathing problems. We want you to know more about these signs and symptoms so that you can more easily recognize them.

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Shortness of Breath

Wheezing

Cough

Fever

Runny Nose