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Snoring in toddler with a history of a tonsillectomy

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Dr. Deepa Doraisamy
16 years experience Pediatrics
Snoring causes: Other than enlarged tonsils and adenoids, other causes of snoring include seasonal allergies causing nasal congestion, blocked nasal passages (due to ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Snorring: Usually tonsillectomy improves or cures snorring. Temporarily, swelling after surgery can cause snorring.
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Usually no: Usually, removing the tonsils makes the airway larger, which helps decrease the snoring. But if you were a snorer before, then it can persist after th ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Sleep apnea?: Have you had a formal sleep study? Has your ENT suggested c-pap or bi-pap? Has your ENT suggested a uvulectomy or reduction of excess posterior phayng ... Read More
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Dr. Hanul Bhandari
13 years experience Sleep Medicine
See below: There are many reasons for sleep apnea and even snoring by itself besides enlarged tonsils. Age, smoking, drinking alcohol, a history of diabetes and/ ... Read More
A 2-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Probably. Call Peds!: Probaby. Discuss ASAP with pediatrician. Your child is probably predisposed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Dont' wait - Call Peds.
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsils: although there can be some swelling after surgery, i would give the surgeon a call
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A 79-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Bessmer
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Surgery: Sounds like you listed many qualifiers, recurrent strep tonsillitis is another common reason. If you have seen one surgeon and are uncomfortable with ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
8-10 days.: The critical period for healing after a tonsillectomy in the toddler age group is about 8-10 days. I believe solid food in very small pieces can be e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on situation: We are finding that any kid who snores a lot in sleep prior to age 4-5 will likely develop sleep apnea if it is not present already.Evaluation by an E ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Post tonsillectomy: Some patients do complain about it. Over time it should get better. Better to talk to he ENT surgeon. He/she could tell you more.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
22 years experience Pediatrics
Probable virus: It sounds like your toddler most likely has an upper respiratory infection most likely caused by a virus. There are numerous rhinoviruses that can ca ... Read More
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