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

Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-6672



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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