What Sets Us Apart
Doctors at the Pediatric Gastroesophageal, Upper Airway, and Respiratory Diseases Center, part of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital of New York at NYU Langone, specialize in treating children who have breathing problems caused by a narrowed or partially obstructed airway. Stridor, or noisy breathing, is a sign of restricted airflow between the mouth and the lungs. In infants, the most common cause is laryngomalacia, a softening of tissues above the vocal cords. In young children, stridor is often a sign of croup, a condition that causes swelling in the tissues of the throat.
Our specialists use advanced imaging techniques to examine a child’s airway and lungs and determine the cause of stridor. Doctors provide immediate treatment and follow-up care to ensure that your child can breathe easily.
NYU Langone doctors also diagnose and treat stridor in adults.
Treatment at NYU Langone
Some children with stridor require no treatment and outgrow the condition that causes noisy breathing by the time they are two years old. Others may need medication or surgery to restore an open airway.