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Can a child die of a congested nose?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery
Congested nose: rarely. Humans are obligate nose breather. Breathe through mouth if only option. Nasal congestion and adenoid hypertrophy can lead to sleep apnea, chronic ear disease, sinus infections, behavior problems, daytime drowsiness, inattention, etc, etc. Best to see ENT for evaluation and possible treatment

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