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:

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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Our English-speaking pediatricians adapt sensitively to the cultural preferences of parents and children in order to offer them personalised and humane care.


Our English-speaking pediatricians

Dr. Ignacio Guimerá

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Dr. Maria Mercedes Gámez

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Dr. Romina Carugati

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Our answers to the most frequently asked questions about pediatric pulmonology

When to consult a pediatric pulmonologist?

A consultation is necessary in case of persistent respiratory signs (cough, shortness of breath, lingering bronchitis, bloody sputum...) or sleep disorders (drowsiness, sleepiness, fatigue).

What are the most common tests in pediatric pulmonology?

In order to diagnose a disease, various tests can be performed in paediatric pulmonology. Among the most common are chest X-rays, lung scans, scintigraphy, bronchial fibroscopy and blood gas analysis.

What are the symptoms of respiratory distress in children?

The symptoms of respiratory distress in young children are:
  • Visibly laboured and rapid breathing
  • Retractions (during rapid breathing, pulling of the chest muscles attached to and below the ribs)
  • Nostril flaring on inspiration
  • Whimpering on expiry