Are you looking for a pediatric pulmonologist in Barcelona?
Pediatric pulmonology is a medical specialty dedicated to conditions and diseases affecting the respiratory tract in children (bronchitis, bronchiolitis, asthma, pneumonia, etc.).
At Turó Park Medical Clinic, our specialized pediatricians offer personalized attention for all respiratory problems in young patients in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
If your child has a respiratory problem, do not hesitate to make an appointment with one of our French-speaking pediatricians.
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What is the particularity of a child's respiratory system?
In children, the cavities and tubes that make up the respiratory system are narrower than the ones in adults. As soon as a condition that promotes mucus secretion appears, the consequences will be greater and respiratory difficulties more common.
In addition, in young children, the elimination of nasal and pharyngeal secretions is more complex because they still do not know how to blow their nose correctly and spend much of the day lying down, thus favoring the stagnation in the back throat.
Finally, children's immune system is immature, not yet having developed resistance to many viral conditions, and therefore respiratory infections can appear more easily than in adults.
Therefore, proper care is essential to prevent and desire respiratory ailments in younger patients.
The main reasons for consulting a pediatric pulmonology specialist are:
Very common in children, bronchitis is the inflammation of the bronchi of viral origin, most of the time. It is mainly manifested by a heavy cough which is often accompanied by a burning sensation in the chest, fever and general malaise.
Bronchitis progresses spontaneously towards recovery in healthy children, but certain drugs can however be prescribed to improve the patient's comfort: antipyretic in case of fever and possibly bronchial thinners or bronchodilators.
Bronchiolitis is a very contagious respiratory disease that mainly affects babies: around 30% of children under 2 years of age are affected by bronchiolitis each year. Symptoms of bronchiolitis are similar to those of a common cold except that the cough here is usually accompanied by wheezing or rapid breathing, or tightness near the ribs.
In case of bronchiolitis, it is important to relieve nasal congestion with enemas and to control the progression of the disease. In toddlers, it can cause significant breathing difficulties requiring treatment with bronchodilators, or even oxygen.
- Heavy snoring at night
- Excessive sweating
- Breathing with your mouth open
- A restless sleep or many awakenings
- Headaches when you wake up
Cystic fibrosis is a chronic disease that causes serious respiratory problems, which tend to worsen with age. In very young children, respiratory infections are generally more numerous than in a healthy individual, and other symptoms are added most of the time such as shortness of breath or even respiratory failure. Cystic fibrosis is also accompanied by digestive complications (impaired digestion of fats, gastroesophageal reflux, etc.).
A regular medical follow-up is necessary to prevent and diagnose a relapse, an aggravation or a possible complication of the disease, but also monitor the general growth of the young patient.
In the event of a respiratory problem in a child, the role of the pediatrician is to:
- Carry out a respiratory assessment
- Carry out additional examinations (spirometry, allergy tests, respiratory tests, chest X-ray, etc.)
- Provide care adapted to the child's needs
- Refer the patient to other specialists if necessary
If you are looking for a pediatrician who specializes in lung care for your child, please feel free to make an appointment with one of the pediatricians at Turó Park Clinics. They are highly qualified, reassuring and trustworthy, and will reassure your child so that he or she can receive comprehensive care adapted to their needs.
In addition, Turó Park Medical Clinic has all the necessary materials, equipment, and expertise to carry out a complete examination of your child's respiratory system. Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.
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