Signs of breathing problems in children

This information covers what symptoms to look out for, what they mean, and when you should ask for help.

Different breathing and lung conditions often have similar symptoms. We have lots of information about children’s lung conditions.

Last medically reviewed: September 2016. Due for review: September 2019

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.