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A baby is wheezing - what could this mean?

A baby is wheezing - what could this mean?


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Unusual sounds, like wheezing often worry parents, especially when it concerns infants. No wonder young parents are worried about their child's health and when they notice something disturbing, they try to seek help. However wheezing rarely means something seriousso before you start worrying, it's better to consult a doctor at your next follow-up visit. What to do when the baby is wheezing?

Why does the baby wheeze?

Baby babbles - what to do?

To start with, let's determine that not all children are wheezing or making other strange noises. Grogging is usually related sore throat and palatewhich only after a while becomes elastic. Similarly is with the larynx, which it is not yet fully developed and with some body positions the air supply is smaller, which causes wheezing.

Unusual noises may also accompany at excessive salivation and teething, and also with a blocked nose. All this makes the child has difficulty breathing normally and makes wheezing sounds. Such causes of wheezing should not be worried, they should give way by themselves before the child turns one year old.

If we want to help a child, that's enough clean the nose well (saline and applicator or pear), moisten the air in the apartment, do not overheat and often ventilate the room. Sometimes it is also helpful to put the baby in such a way that the head is slightly higher than the rest of the torso, e.g. putting a book under the cot's legs.

When can wheeze bother?

Chirping less often can be a disease symptom, so it is very important to watch the child for additional alarming symptoms, such as:

  • breathing problems
  • loud wheezing
  • the child tries to clear his throat but cannot
  • the child has faster breathing
  • bluish or bruised skin
  • lack of strength and appetite
  • high temperature
  • pulled skin between ribs
  • when breathing, the child lifts the lobes of the nose

All these and other disturbing symptoms should get parents to contact their doctor. Only the doctor after the examination will be able to determine if the child is okay. Do not underestimate any symptoms, as wheezing can also be a symptom of infection, colds and serious respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and bronchiolitis, trachea and even lung inflammation. Usually, however, the infant wheezes for a short time and with age, loud sleep goes into the past.