When should your child see a pediatric pulmonologist?
Pediatric pulmonologists are specialists best at providing a comprehensive evaluation of breathing disorders in children. Conditions treated include asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stridor, upper airway obstruction, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiectasis, recurrent pneumonia, chronic or recurrent cough and wheezing.
If your child has experienced any of the following, please give us a call or submit an online appointment request:
- Bronchodilator (Albuterol® or Xopenex®) use on a regular basis (weekly or even monthly)
- Chronic nasal congestion and/or chronic or seasonal nasal congestion
- Chronic respiratory infections (viral or bacterial)
- Cough significantly more than two days a week
- Cough significantly more than two nights a month
- Cough when he/she runs or exercises
- Cystic fibrosis or a positive newborn screen for cystic fibrosis
- Daytime somnolence, have a hard time staying awake during the day or seemingly “overly” hyperactive
- Difficulty breathing or breathing rapidly or seemingly labored on a frequent basis
- Hospital admission for asthma attack more than once
- Making a funny noise when he/she breathes in or out
- Neuromuscular weakness or spasticity and seems to cough frequently or has had pneumonia
- Noisy breathing, always seemingly to have noisy/raspy/rattling breathing
- Oral steroids required more than twice for asthma or croup in one year
- Having been diagnosed with asthma and you want a second opinion
- Pauses or stops breathing while awake or asleep
- Pectus, have a questionable chest wall deformity or pectus excavatum
- Pneumonia, having been diagnosed with pneumonia more than once
- Poor weight gain, have difficulty gaining weight
- Premature, born early
- Recurrent croup history
- Scoliosis or having progressive scoliosis
- Severe asthma attack
- Sickle cell disease with breathing problems/asthma
- Snoring or sleeping poorly
- Symptomatic when using MDI/nebulizers to control asthma (E.g. Singulair, Flovent, or Advair)
Pediatric pulmonologists Dr. Peter Schochet and Dr. Hauw Lie offices are located in the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, Medical Office Building 1 (MOB 1). If your child is need of a specialist in pediatric pulmonology, please contact us or submit an online appointment request.
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