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is there connection between snoring and allergies?

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Dr. Joel Selter
36 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Allergy and snoring: Upper airways congestion whether due to allergy or cold can lead to snoring. Treatment of the underlying inflammation with an intranasal steroid can frequently aid in reducing the congestion.
Answered on Mar 18, 2014
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Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely!: Congestion from nasal allergies can lead to nasal blockage and snoring. The best thing is to see your primary care doctor for initial treatment of allergies and if you don't get better, then see an allergist or ent.
Answered on Apr 30, 2016
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Allergies trigger snoring when nasal congestion makes it easier to breathe through the mouth than the nose. Snoring is a result of the tongue partially blocking this mouth-to-lung pathway. In adults upper airway obstruction may be due to allergy, polyps, a cold, or congestion from alcohol. In kids, allergies & enlarged adenoids are the major causes with an occasional foreign body adding interest.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Giana Nicoara
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Possilbly: Allergies which are not controlled could cause you to snore, but so could sleep apnea which is a more severe condition. I suggest you get evaluated by ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Allergies are certainly a possibility. I would see your doc for an evaluation.
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Monitor the setting: A 3 yo who snores has tonsil & adenoid growth that is prominent & interfering some with the airway. If he has breathing pauses lasting more th ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: it they cause nasal blockage. Have you been placed on a nasal steroid and antihistamine combination? How about leukotriene modifier?
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