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When your child has a problem that prevents or could prevent normal breathing, everyday activities can seem scary. At Novant Health Pediatric Pulmonology – Matthews, we partner with you and your child to address those concerns. We work to accurately diagnose your child’s respiratory problem, and then create a management or treatment plan that is right for your family.

We also can teach you how to best prevent respiratory problems and how to handle a respiratory emergency, should one occur. Our goal is to stabilize your child’s breathing so he or she can be as active and healthy as possible.

Conditions we manage include:

  • Apnea of prematurity (breathing problems in premature infants)
  • Asthma
  • Aerodigestive problems (reflux, dysphagia and aspiration)
  • Bronchiectasis (permanent enlargement in parts of the airways)
  • Bronchiolitis (inflammation in the airways)
  • Bronchiopulmonary dysplasia (chronic lung disease associated with premature birth)
  • Chronic cough
  • Croup (upper airway infection that causes a barking cough)
  • Cystic fibrosis (a genetic disorder that affects the lungs)
  • Interstitial lung disease (a condition that leads to scarring of the lung tissue)
  • Laryngomalacia (condition where part of the airway collapses inward during breathing, mostly among infants)
  • Pneumonia (inflammation of the lungs)
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia (condition that involves chronic respiratory infections)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (PH; a type of high blood pressure that affects the lungs and heart)
  • Tracheomalacia (a condition that can cause tracheal collapse, especially during coughing, feeding or crying)
  • Vocal cord dysfunction