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A 35-year-old female asked:

Hi. my son is 3 years and one month old. he says that his throat is sore, his nose had a bit of mucus in the morning but its fine now. he has had a few diagnoses of tonsillitis ?

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Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 8 years experience
Could you clarify?: I am sorry to hear your son is not well. What exactly is your question for him? If it is "could this be bacterial tonsillitis?" we need more information to make a good diagnosis. Hope your son feels better soon, I will look out for your repeat question.
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Dr. Toshi Hart
Dentistry 30 years experience
If your son’s mouth is mostly open during the day & night, dentist or orthodontist skilled in early intervention & upper airway development can help identify & treat if he is a mouth breather due to a small jaw. He may have functional restrictions in his tongue & lips (frenum) that can be easily treated & an Oral Myofunctional Therapist will help correct those postures. Hope this helps!
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Last updated Oct 17, 2021


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