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Noisy Breathing: How We Treat

How is noisy breathing treated?

Noisy breathing is one concern addressed in the Breathing Institute

Treatment for noisy breathing depends on the cause. If your child has noisy breathing due to a bacterial infection, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics. If it is due to the shape of the airway, your child may need surgery (such as a procedure to correct a deviated septum). If it is due to a floppy airway (malacia), your child may just need time to grow out of it.  

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s noisy breathing?

Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Breathing Institute team are experts at diagnosing and treating children with noisy breathing, no matter how simple or complicated the cause. The Breathing Institute's mission is to provide comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with common and complex breathing problems.

We are nationally recognized for our expertise in treatments of asthma , cystic fibrosis , airway anomalies and disease, pulmonary hypertension, apnea and sleep-disordered breathing, primary ciliary dyskinesia and children's interstitial lung disease. Children's Hospital Colorado has the depth and breadth of experience to treat the broad spectrum of all breathing conditions in children.

The latest in diagnostic testing is available for both infants and older children, and an experienced staff of pediatric specialists including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, dietitians, social workers and respiratory therapists allows families to benefit from the team approach to treating breathing disorders. Our collaborative approach to asthma, breathing and lung care incorporates and encourages family involvement.