Treating chILD can be difficult and treatments vary depending on the disease. This page highlights just a few treatments. Please refer to chILD EU’s Living with chILD (UK) booklet for more information.

Oxygen Supplementation

Oxygen is a medicine and is prescribed by the child’s clinician. Sustained low blood oxygen levels can harm the body and when children with chILD have difficulty breathing, oxygen can be provided to help them breathe, grow and prevent heart strain. Please discuss with your child’s healthcare team if you feel oxygen is required.


Often known as steroids, are anti-inflammatory medicine that helps with lung inflammation.

NHS Choices Corticosteroids


 Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug however, it can be used as an anti-inflammatory

Medline: Hydroxychloroqiine 

Antibiotic prophylactics

Azithromycin is one treatment for some chILD children. It is unknown why it is effective however, parents have reported improvement win their child’s lung health and secretions with use.

Effects of long-term low-dose azithromycin in patients with non-CF bronchiectasis

Medline: Azithromycin