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are there any over-the-counter treatments for laryngomalacia?

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Dr. Thomas Hansbrough
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 44 years experience
No: This condition is congenital and usually self limited in children. Occasionally, the condition produces complicated airway obstruction early in infancy that may require intervention by an ENT or pediatric surgeon. Most often, supportive symptomatic care of upper airway colds will suffice until the soft cartilage in the child's airway firms up and matures. Afterwards, the airway resistence resolves.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
No: Tincture of time.Nicknamed infantile larynx. Most laryngomalacia disappears by 12-24 months of age. Stridor may come and go over months depending on your child’s growth and activity level. Very rare severe forms of laryngomalacia require surgery.Prolonged laryngomalacia may persist in weak muscular disorders like cerebral palsy.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Larygomalcia?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Laryngomalacia: Laryngomalacia is one of the most common causes of stridor "noisy breathing" in newborns. Laryngomalacia is "under development" of the larynx (voice box)... Most children diagnosed with this out grow it in the first year of life. No intervention is needed if the child has no feeding problems or cyanosis (turning blue).
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Are there links between laryngomalacia and aversion to foods?

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Dr. James Sidman
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 40 years experience
Sometimes: Sometimes infants with laryngomalacia aspirate and so develop an oral aversion. This goes away when the aspiration resolves.
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Can laryngomalacia be linked with digestive problems?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Reflux can worsen: In infants with laryngomalacia anything that causes irritation and inflammation of the voice box can make it worse. The most common offender is reflux with stomach juice coming up causing irritation. You should discuss ways to improve this with your pediatrician.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if laryngomalacia can affect acquisition of speech?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
If severe: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and neurologic disease are most common medical comorbidities.Other comorbidities that influence the outcome presence of an additional airway lesion,congenital heart disease, and the presence of syndrome or genetic disorder.Delay in speech may also have relationship to severity of laryngomalacia.Mild form should not have speech problem especially if outgrow
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Does laryngomalacia can affect how to speech?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Speech pathologist: After an otolaryngologist has evaluated and treated the patient for this problem, a speech pathologist may be advisable to deal with the dysphonia caused by the laryngeal damage.

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