Respiratory illness in babies

This is intended to be educational. This should not be used to substitute medical advice. If you have concerns about your child’s health, see your child’s doctor.

There are various causes for respiratory illness in babies, including having a cold, croup, bronchiolitis, or more severe infections. Some signs and symptoms include:

fever, cough, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, breathing difficulty, noisy breathing, fast breathing, sucking in of areas in the neck, between the ribs and below the ribs, turning blue in the mouth, wheezing, lethargy, reduced appetite, not peeing as much or as frequently

If you have concerns that your baby has a respiratory illness, please see your baby’s doctor.