Acute wheezing in children aged over 2 years (asthma and viral wheeze)

This guide aims to assist management of children aged > 2 years with acute wheeze.  In children under 2 years of age, wheezing may represent a bronchiolitis illness and steroids are not indicated.

For the ongoing management of children with chronic wheeze/asthma, please see ‘Chronic asthma’.

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