How To Know If Your Child Has Pneumonia

Grunting Or Wheezing When Breathing

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The fluid that builds up in the lungs can sometimes block or constrict airways. When this happens, the air you inhale may still enter, but it will have to take more effort. Having to inhale with fluid in the lungs and passageways, your child will seem to be having to exert more effort just to take in a breath. The inhaling action will sometimes seem exaggerated, but this is simply the result of having a smaller tube to let the air through. Sometimes air passing through the tighter air passages will result in a grunting sound, or a wheezing sound. At times the extra effort needed to breathe will be tiring, uncomfortable. At times it will even be painful.