Noisy breathing in children

Noisy breathing in children: Snoring and Stridor

A newborn breathes more rapidly than an adult. This is due to the fact that lung capacity of a baby is less than adult. So to hold oxygen they need to breath in and out more often. This is the reason why babies and young children have higher respiratory rate than adults.

Some children present with abnormal sound during breathing.

There are two common types of noisy breathing -Snoring and Stridor.