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is snoring in 9 month old infant normal?

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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Snoring can: Be normal unless your baby is having sleep apnea from enlarged tonsils and adenoids, then they would need to be taken out by ent.We all do snore to a certain degree. It can be very annoying, unhealthy, disrupting .A lot of people suffer from it but, without any respiratory issues. If concerned , please consult with your pediatrician.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
SNORING: Cold, nasal blockage, narrowing of nasal passage due to swelling of inner lining or mucous, enlarged tonsils/adenoids cause noisy breathing, snoring. Other cause can be anatomic abnormality of facial bones/nasal canal etc. Check nostrils with pen light, if see mucous, suck with bulb syringe; if thick, put 3-5 drops nasal saline, then suck. Check with the pediatrician to rule out any abnormality.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Snoring: Snoring in infants may indicate enlarged tonsils and adenoids and may be a candidate for a tonsilectomy.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Infant snoring: May be a problem. May be some obstruction in nasal area or congestion or infection. Rule out possible foreign body. Best to have your doctor check this out.

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