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oa Professional Nursing Today - Children / toddlers - wheezing : family feature

 

Abstract

Wheezing is a non-specific symptom caused by narrowing of the airways. It can sound like a prolonged whistling sound, like organ music or like the wind whistling in chimneys. Wheezing is a general symptom of airway narrowing and may have many different causes e.g. asthma, lung infection, allergies or even airway obstruction. Infants and children younger than 3 years old have smaller and more reactive airways, which may predispose them to wheezing.

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2009-05-01
2016-12-08
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