Author: Pediatric Oncall
A 1½ years old boy presented with cough with noisy breathing for 2 days and breathlessness since the afternoon. There is no fever, foreign body ingestion. He had similar complaints 4-5 times last year and was treated with nebulization on OPD basis. There is
no history of asthma or allergy in family. On looking at the child, he has prolonged inspiration with respiratory rate of 46, min with suprasternal retractions and intercostals retractions. On auscultation, he has a late inspiratory wheeze.