Wheezing: How We Treat

The Breathing Institute at Children

How is wheezing treated?

Treatment for wheezing depends on the cause. If your child wheezes due to asthma, the provider may prescribe medication to control your child’s asthma and prevent asthma attacks. If it is due to the shape of the airway, as in tracheomalacia, your child may just need time to grow out of it.

Why choose Children’s Hospital Colorado for your child’s wheezing?

Children's Hospital Colorado Breathing Institute's mission is to provide comprehensive clinical care and consultation for children with common and complex breathing problems. Our asthma program sees more children with asthma than any other hospital in Colorado.

Areas of nationally recognized expertise include asthma, cystic fibrosis, airway anomalies and disease, pulmonary hypertension, apnea and sleep-disordered breathing, primary ciliary dyskinesia and children's interstitial lung disease.

The latest in diagnostic testing is available for infants and 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.