Management of respiratory disorders in infants and children can be a challenging process. At Blue Tree Clinics, we have extended experience with the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for the full range of pediatric respiratory conditions. Please keep reading below to find out more about each condition, its symptoms, and how to proceed.
Coughing can sometimes be completely normal and not be a cause for concern. However, if your child has had a persistent cough for over 3 weeks, an evaluation is recommended. While no underlying issue may be present, a chronic cough can sometimes be a sign of something more severe. Reach out to our pediatricians to evaluate the symptoms and identify the cause.
Wheezing in young children is normally caused by a viral chest infection. These infections cause swelling and mucus buildup in the airways. There are other causes for wheezing including asthma and second-hand cigarette smoke. A breathing test will enable us to determine the cause and advise on the most appropriate course of action.
A serious infection, pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs that has been caused by a virus, bacteria, or chemical irritants. There are several symptoms that imply an underlying problem, including the following:
- Persistent Cough
- Chest Pains
- Decrease in Appetite
- General Fatigue
- Fever and Chills
During the consultation, our pediatricians will go over your family’s medical history and carry out a physical examination. In some cases, a chest x-ray and a blood test may also be required. Specific treatment for pneumonia will be determined by the extent and cause of the condition.
Characterized by variable airway inflammation and obstruction, more children in the UAE suffer from asthma than ever before. If your child has experienced the common signs of asthma, then a diagnostic check-up will be required to determine the severity of the problem. These symptoms include dry night time cough, constant wheezing, increased breathing flow, and greater sensitivity to allergens.
Cystic fibrosis is a recessive condition that is caused by a mutation in the CFTR – cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator – gene. Symptoms include a persistent wet sounding cough, recurrent pneumonia, and breathlessness when exercising.
There are three types of apnea, all of which require different treatment methods – central, obstructive, and mixed. Central apnea can affect infants because of their relatively immature brainstem respiratory centers. Brief episodes are relatively common, however an episode lasting longer than 20 seconds would normally be considered pathologic.
A rare but severe disease, bronchiolitis obliterans is characterized by an inflammation and fibrosis of the terminal bronchioles. In children, bronchiolitis obliterans normally occurs after a severe viral lung infection.
Why Choose Blue Tree Clinics?
The pediatricians at Blue Tree Clinics are here to help you meet all of your child’s healthcare goals. Our multiservice approach will give you effective solutions that will address your child’s specific needs.
Our vision is to be a leading medical facility that provides an outstanding level of treatment in a technologically advanced environment. We believe in providing healthcare rather than disease care, which means a proactive approach and early detection of issues.
Get in touch with our friendly team of healthcare professionals today to discuss your requirements with us further. We will walk you through our processes and offer an individualized plan that takes your child’s unique situation into account.