Treatment of a Wheeze

The treatment depends on the cause. Most pre-school children who wheeze will outgrow their symptoms by the time they are six. During this time, asthma treatment may be necessary to control symptoms if no other cause is found. Speak to your doctor about the cause of your child's wheeze and the best treatment.


 This article has been written by Paediatrician and Pulmonologist, Dr Salome Abbott (MBBCh (Wits), FCPaed(SA), MMed(Paed), DipAllerg(SA), Dip Paed Resp Med (Europe), Cert Paed Pulmonology(SA))

Dr Abbott currently has a private practice at Vincent Pallotti and Kingsbury Hospitals in Cape Town. The focus of her practice is treating children with respiratory diseases such as asthma, cystic fibrosis and other chronic lung problems. Tel: 021 506 5228 or for full contact details please CLICK HERE