Breathing Treatments

Breathing problems can make it difficult for your child to participate in the activities they enjoy. Asthma, allergies, and infections are common culprits when it comes to respiratory problems in kids. After Hours Kids offers breathing (nebulizer) treatments when wheezing or chest tightness occurs.

Breathing Treatments Q & A

What are the symptoms of breathing problems in children?

  • Persistent cough
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Fast breathing
  • Nasal flaring (nares spreading open while breathing in and out)
  • Retractions (areas below ribs and in-between ribs sink in with every breath)
  • Grunting (heard when the child breathes out)
  • Stridor (high-pitched noise when breathing in that can develop when a child has croup)

What are the common causes of breathing problems in children?

Bronchiolitis (caused by RSV and other cold viruses)

What types of breathing treatments are recommended for children?

A nebulizer machine is used in the clinic to administer albuterol (a bronchodilator medication) that can reduce wheezing, as well as any fast and labored breathing. Can I rent or purchase a nebulizer from After Hours Kids?

Can I purchase a nebulizer from After Hours Kids?

YES, we have nebulizers to purchase for our patients.