Do you mean Bronchomalacia? If so there are some different treatments depending upon the severity of the condition.
- Treatments for Bronchomalacia
The first treatment for Bronchomalacia is for the least serious attacks of the illness. All that you have to do is to give the patient time to recover and use continuous positive airflow pressure, which is a way of giving respiratory ventilation, as and when your doctor has advised. Obviously, this treatment is quite gentle and hardly invasive at all.
The second treatment is similar to the above one in that you will need to use continuous positive airflow pressure, but you will need to carry out this procedure more often.
The third treatment is much more invasive and is used for patients who are really struggling to breathe. In these situations a tracheotomy may be carried out, which is a small surgical operation on the windpipe in the neck in order to open up the airway.
This is a condition that affects babies under the age of six months. The cartilage in the walls of the bronchial tubes is weak and makes breathing difficult. When the child breathes out, the bronchus (the main stem) collapses and will make the child breath noisily or to actually wheeze.
- Primary and Secondary Bronchomalacia
If a child is diagnosed with Primary Bronchomalacia, this means that the cartilaginous rings are deficient. This condition is also a congenital one, which means that the child was born with it.
If the child is diagnosed with Secondary Bronchomalacia, this could be due to an enlarged vessel causing extrinsic compression; a bronchogenic cyst, or a vascular ring. This form of Bronchomalacia is acquired, which means that the child was not born with it but has developed it.