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Pediatric Pulmonology

If your child has trouble breathing, you need specialized care. At Providence, we treat a wide range of lung and respiratory issues in infants, children and teens. 

Our pediatric specialists are trained to diagnose and treat children with respiratory conditions like asthma, chronic cough and cystic fibrosis. The experienced pediatric pulmonologists at Providence help your child – and you – breathe easier. 

Your doctor will go over medical history and symptoms, run tests and discuss results and your care goals with you. Most children will head home with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. Your doctor may want to schedule a follow-up visit, depending on your care plan.

If your child’s breathing problem is more serious, your pediatric pulmonologist can discuss inpatient and outpatient treatments, including surgical procedures and non-invasive therapies. 

We treat a wide range of breathing and other lung disorders in infants, children and teens. This can include: 

  • Allergies
  • Asthma 
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia 
  • Chronic cough 
  • Chronic lung disease 
  • Cystic fibrosis 
  • Respiratory distress 
  • Wheezing 

Symptoms of allergies and asthma can overlap:

  • Most children with asthma have symptoms before they are 5 years old. They include being short of breath, wheezing and coughing, especially at night.
  • Allergies can trigger the difficult breathing of asthma. Other symptoms include rashes, itchy eyes and a runny nose. 

The best way to control your child’s asthma or allergies isn’t to limit activities, but to use proper medications. Our pediatric specialists in pulmonology can diagnose your child’s condition and help manage it.

Doctors Specializing in Pediatric Pulmonology

At Providence, you'll have access to a vast network of dedicated and compassionate providers who offer personalized care by focusing on treatment, prevention and health education.