Care for children with breathing problems
Your child’s respiratory condition deserves personalized care. Our pediatric pulmonology care teams start by listening to understand your concerns and your child’s symptoms. Then, we work together to create a care plan that’s right for your child. At Ascension sites of care, we specialize in diagnosing and treating airway and lung conditions, such as asthma, acute respiratory syndrome and bronchitis. We provide lung function tests designed for infants, children and teens. Our doctors also deliver specialty care for lung infections including croup, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and more.
Common respiratory symptoms in children
Respiratory symptoms in children that may need treatment include:
- Nasal congestion
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath
Treatments for children with cystic fibrosis
Pediatric pulmonologists provide your child with advanced care for chronic respiratory disorders like cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic condition that affects the lungs, pancreas and digestive system. Thick mucus clogs the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Our care team provides CF support services to help manage your child’s symptoms, including:
- Chronic lung or sinus infections
- Constant cough with blood or mucus
- Excessive sweating
- Fatty stools
- Poor growth or weight gain
- Salty-tasting skin
- Shortness of breath
Pulmonary doctors specialize in sleep disorders in children
Does your child get enough sleep? At some Ascension sites of care, we provide sleep tests and treatments for pediatric sleep disorders such as bedwetting, insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, sleep apnea, sleep walking, and other unusual sleep habits. Our care team helps improve your child’s quality of sleep and can connect your family with a network of pediatric specialists ready to care for sleep-related health problems that may affect a child’s emotional and physical health.
Get a second opinion on your child's respiratory condition
Choosing the right doctor and treatment plan for your child is important. Getting a second opinion from a pediatric pulmonologist provides you with more information and may increase your confidence in your child’s diagnosis and care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion appointment.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.