Lung Disorders

Lung Disorders

The lungs are the body organs that take oxygen from the air and put it into the blood. Some children are born with lung problems, others develop lung problems from injuries or infections. Exams and tests can help doctors find the problem. The treatment for a lung problem may include a medicine or surgery.

Topics on children's lungs include:

  • apnea or periodic breathing
  • bronchopulmonary dysplasia or BPD
  • chest physical therapy or CPT
  • croup
  • interstitial lung disease
  • passive smoking
  • pneumonia
  • respiratory syncytial virus or RSV
  • tracheomalacia
  • ventilators

More information

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Airways - English | Spanish

Asthma Action Plan - English | Spanish

Asthma Action Plan if No Peak Flows - English

Breathing and Speech with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Bronchiolitis - English | Spanish

CPR for a Child with a Tracheostomy: 1 year to 8 years of age - English | Spanish

CPR for a Person Over 70 Pounds with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

CPR for an Infant with a Tracheostomy under 1 year old - English | Spanish

Diaphragm Pacing - English | Spanish

Emergency Information for the Child with a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Flexible Bronchoscopy - English

Home Care of Your Child's T-Tube - EnglishSpanish

How to Care for Your Baby with BPD (Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia) - EnglishSpanish

How to Care for Your Child’s Diaphragm Pacing System - English

How to Care for Your Inhaler - English | Spanish

How to Clean a Nebulizer - English | Spanish

How to Do Chest Physical Therapy (CPT) - Babies and Toddlers - English

How to Do Chest Physical Therapy (CPT) - Children, Adolescents, and Adults - English

How to Make a Fluid Honey Thick - English | Spanish

How to Make Sterile Water and Sterile Saline - English | Spanish

How to Use a Small Volume Nebulizer (SVN) - English | Spanish

How to Use Your Inhaler - EnglishSpanish

How to Use Your Turbuhaler - English | Spanish

Jesse’s Gift - An Organ Donation Story - English

Nesting With a Tracheostomy - English | Spanish

Pneumonia - EnglishSpanish

Respiratory Viruses - English | Spanish

RAD (Reactive Airway Disease) and Asthma - English | Spanish

Safe Sleep for Babies - English | Spanish

Soft Airways (laryngotracheobronchomalacia) - EnglishSpanish

Using Oxygen at Home - English | Spanish

Warning Signs of an Asthma Attack - English | Spanish

When and How to Wear a Facemask - English and Spanish

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