Our pediatric pulmonology team is committed to providing care for children who are experiencing difficulties with their lungs, breathing, or chest. Our fellowship-trained pediatric pulmonologist and the rest of our medical staff are able to provide competent care for a wide variety of pediatric pulmonary disorders because they have expertise treating children of all ages.
After a diagnosis has been determined, our experts will design a specialized treatment plan for your child that not only alleviates the symptoms that they are experiencing but also lessens the impact that the disease has on their day-to-day lives. The sort of treatment plan that our team advises will likely be heavily influenced by the child’s age, as well as their present state of health and lifestyle choices.
The conditions that we treat
Our pediatric pulmonology team is able to provide guidance and treatment for a variety of disorders related to pulmonology, including but not limited to the following:
- Allergic rhinitis
- Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD)
- Cerebral Palsy with associated pulmonary involvement
- Chronic aspiration
- Chronic lung disease
- Chronic sinusitis
- Digestive system disorders with associated pulmonary involvement
- Down Syndrome with associated pulmonary involvement
- Aspiration from dysphagia
- Muscular dystrophy
- Pulmonary nodules (lung nodules)
Children with the following conditions are typically treated by paediatric pulmonologists:
- Constant cough
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pneumonia (infection of the lungs)
- Asthma (chronic inflammation of the airways)
- Cystic fibrosis
- Apnea, which is a protracted period when a child’s breathing stops
- Chronic lung disease in newborns born too soon
- Loud breathing
A paediatric pulmonologist is trained and qualified to treat your child if he or she has breathing difficulties or a lung condition. Pediatric pulmonologists identify, treat, and oversee lung and breathing disorders in children from birth to age 21.
A paediatric pulmonologist is a medical professional who has undergone
- A minimum of four years of medical school
- Three years of pediatric residency training
- Pediatric pulmonology fellowship training for at least three more years.
- Pediatric pulmonology specialist certification
The baby’s allergy and health history, the physical examination, and the allergy and asthma history of the parents all contribute to the diagnosis. A youngster with persistent symptoms of wheezing and coughing is likely to have asthma. Once more, if a youngster responds favorably to an asthma treatment trial, this is also suggestive of asthma.
When a doctor has grounds to believe that a child’s airways are inflamed or congested, they may give them a puffer. One technique to find out if a baby has asthma is to give the infant a trial dose of an asthma medicine. If the symptoms keep getting better, the baby probably has asthma, and a treatment plan can be followed to keep things under control.
Before quitting any medication for your child, please consult with the doctor. Even if the infant may appear to be doing great to you, there could still be airway inflammation, and abruptly stopping the baby’s medicine could harm his or her ability to heal.