Dr Mark Rosenthal


Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

also specialist in Food Allergies & Disorders of Sleep

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T: 0207 351 8754

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A:The Royal Brompton Hospital, London, SW3 6NP

Why is my child’s breathing so Noisy

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Noisy breathing is very common in children. It usually happens when there is some kind of blockage or narrowing of the airways. The most common cause of this is a cold, which will often cause snuffling or wheezing sounds. If it only happens occasionally, when your child has a blocked nose, then noisy breathing isn’t usually anything to worry about. However, if it happens often, isn’t linked to a cold, or sounds very bad then you should see a doctor. Noisy breathing can sometimes be a sign of something more serious in children.

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