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My child has noisy breathing and cold sx's. Might it be asthma?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
It is hard for a parent to tell just by the souds your child makes.
More likely an upper respiratory infection but go see your doctor and he will be able to tell.

In brief: Probably not
It is hard for a parent to tell just by the souds your child makes.
More likely an upper respiratory infection but go see your doctor and he will be able to tell.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
How old is your child? Has she had these symptoms before? Noisy breathing that is associated wit a runny nose or congestion may just be vibration of the mucus making noise.
Kids with asthma may have an attack triggered by a cold, but they usually have cough, wheezing and maybe shortness of breath. If the noise goes away when the mucus is removed it is not likely asthma.

In brief: Not likely
How old is your child? Has she had these symptoms before? Noisy breathing that is associated wit a runny nose or congestion may just be vibration of the mucus making noise.
Kids with asthma may have an attack triggered by a cold, but they usually have cough, wheezing and maybe shortness of breath. If the noise goes away when the mucus is removed it is not likely asthma.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. James Volk
Pediatrics
In brief: Probably not
Although asthma causes wheezing and some noise, the nosiest breathing comes from narrowing of the air passages into the lungs - around the nose, back of the throat and neck; often children with noisy breathing have large or floppy tonsils and adenoids.
If this is the case treatment will make it much easier for your child to sleep.

In brief: Probably not
Although asthma causes wheezing and some noise, the nosiest breathing comes from narrowing of the air passages into the lungs - around the nose, back of the throat and neck; often children with noisy breathing have large or floppy tonsils and adenoids.
If this is the case treatment will make it much easier for your child to sleep.
Dr. James Volk
Dr. James Volk
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