Children may show similar nighttime wheezing symptoms caused by the constriction (tightening of the muscles) and the inflammation (swelling and irritation) of the airways. Constriction and inflammation of the airways and increased mucosa make it difficult and sometimes impossible to breathe. Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. If a child's asthma is left untreated, it can result in loss of sleep, exercise limitations, absenteeism, emergency room visits and, in a few cases, death.
Dr. Bob explains the symptoms and treatments.
If you or someone you know experiences the above conditions, consult a sleep specialist or an allergist. A sleep specialist can determine the seriousness of wheezing and an allergist will be able to tell you the causes of your symptoms. If allergies are left untreated they can develop into asthma, so it’s important to see an allergist when you first start experiencing problems.
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