Signs of Wheezing In Toddlers And Treating It

Toddler wheezing, while it could be common, could be brought on by a variety of factors or a combination of them. Wheezing in toddlers could be the result of asthma, allergies, bronchitis, heart problems and other such issues. These are all possibilities and the actual cause would depend on the case in question. Thus, it should be your child's doctor who makes the diagnosis and guides you in easing your toddler's breathing problems. Usually bouts of wheezing are pretty common in kids with respiratory allergies and usually come on more when hay fever season commences, in some cases, emergency medical care may be needed when wheezing is accompanied by alarming symptoms.

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For instance, if your toddler also appears to have throat pain and is also coughing and is drooling it could be that he or she has swallowed something and can't breathe properly. Wheezing can be alarming to watch but it is important that the caregiver stay calm and note down any other signs and symptoms which go along with it.

Symptoms of Toddler wheezing

Wheezing in a toddler could mean any number of things, and the cause could be narrowed down with the help of other symptoms. For instance, if the wheezing is accompanied by signs that your toddler has a minor cold which then deteriorate into a bad cough and trouble breathing along with wheezing, it could indicate bronchitis. Your child may also need special dietary care to prevent attacks of wheezing and other symptoms. Wheezing may also be indicative that your child is suffering from reflux if accompanied by other problems like throwing up and spitting up often.

Treatment for Toddler wheezing

Your pediatrician will be able to guide you with regards to the probable causes of wheezing in the toddler and will help you out with appropriate treatment and home care. This is because different wheezing causes indicate different problems and ultimately different solutions. For instance, if the wheezing is brought on by an asthma attack or an allergy problem, the solution may lie in reducing the little one's exposure to the offending allergen. There are other home remedies and medical support that can prove useful in such cases like the use of inhalers. It is important to let your child's doctor know about this since the chief sign of chronic respiratory disease asthma is the classic wheezing. If you find that your toddler is truly having problems in breathing, it is important to call emergency services since it could cause a number of complications.

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