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Can Tonsils Cause Snoring
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5y/o tonsils never went down after infection 3yrs ago. Snores & food aversions cuz foods cause him to gag. Dr won't refer for removal. 2nd opinion?
My son snores loud, his dad has sleep apnea. Is there a chance he has apnea as well? Should I have his tonsils/adenoids checked, does these cause snoring?
Yes: Depending on your son's age, I would absolutely get his to your family doctor. He may then possibly be referred to an ENT specialist. Early attention to his problems can hopefully allow him much better health as he gets older. I would also help him avoid become obese, which can further hinder success. ...Read more
4 yr son. Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests. Results only very low cows milk allergen. Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring? Adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015
What actually cause us to snore. And how can I prevent it. Sometimes at night my mouth remains open and very dry up to the trought?
Snoring: 70% of the time, this is due to the soft palate vibrating against the back of the throat. Throat tissues can become lax over time with less elasticity, making snoring more common with age. There can be resistance to breathing through the nose or mouth due to a variety of anatomic causes which restrict airflow, causing vibration. Nasal strips, snore guards, and better pillows can help. See an ENT. ...Read more
What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?
My daughter talks through her nose and snores a lot. She always breathes through her mouth and talks through her nose. At night, she snores so loud that I can hear her over the tv. Do I need to take her in and what could be the cause?
Without: Without knowing her age (i'm assuming she's a child) the most likely (but not only) cause for her chronic mouth breathing and nasal obstruction would be enlarged adenoids which is lymphoid tissue situated in the back of the nasal cavity (nasopharynx). I would have her seen by an ENT who can specifically define the cause and offer corrective treatment. ...Read more
R/O OSA: IT MAY: OSA can be suggested by history and physical. Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP vs ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read more
Depends: In children, enlarged tonsils which significantly reduce the airway space are one of the main reasons for sleep apnea ; removal usually results in improvement in symptoms. In adults, tonsils do not usually obstruct the airway nearly as significantly. But if you do snore, have excessive sleepiness, morning headaches, ; periodic cessation of breathing in sleep, please see a sleep dr. For evaluation. ...Read more
Can I get my tonsils removed because they restrict my range when I sing, and they make me snore really loud. Can I request to get them out?
My daughter makes snoring noises during the day when awake, and she already had her tonsils n adnoids taken out?
I have very large tonsils, since I was a kid. Many drs suggest removing them but I sing. I used to get chronic strep and I snore. Any suggestions?
2 yr old has huge tonsils touching. Disrupted sleep, gasping at night, had antibiotics with no relief, snoring - what do you do?
I have had tonsillitis 6 times in the past 3 years, I now have a permanently swollen left tonsil. I snore at night and I struggle to breathe well?
My tonsils feel like they are crowding my vocal cords and surrounding muscles, affecting my gag reflex, and causing snoring. I have further questions?
Doc if I hve tonsils and I snore loudly in the nite....So is da snoring bcoz of tonsils? And also if I drink hot water can I get rid of snoring?
I have chronic severely enlarged tonsils meeting in midline. I know I snore. What are the chances I have sleep apnea?
My child has bright red checks with no fever, he's been stuffy and he snores at night along with large tonsils. Thanks, Georgina?
If symptoms are new,: I recommend getting further evaluation for infection, especially strep throat which can cause facial flushing. On the other hands, kids who are mouth breathers due to large tonsils and adenoids will often drool at night and the saliva may cause cheeks to become chafed and appear reddened. Protective ointment such as vaseline should help. ...Read more
2.5 year old had his tonsil and adenoid removed yesterday due to sleep apnea. He still snores and gasps forair like before. Is this normal or will it get better?
I got my tonsils removed and my deviated septum repaired to help my snoring. No sleep apnea. It did not help. Would getting my adenoids removed help?
Yes: If you have significant hypertrophy of the adenoids and it can be demonstrated to occlude your nasal airway then adenoidectomy will help. ...Read more
My boyfriend had his tonsils taken out. Bit he still snore like a loud lion! And shakes his legs and feet a lot? What's wrong?
Snoring BF: Removing your tonsils is not necessarily a step to stop snoring, although it may help a little. Snoring is caused by vibration in the airway due to constriction, this leads to more rapid respiration which increases the vibrations causing snoring. He may have apnea and should do a sleep study to determine treatment. He may also have restless leg syndrome. But the apnea possibility needs addressing. ...Read more
I have a lump on my left tonsil no pain makese snore loins and I suffer with very dry mouth the lump is very hard?
Perhaps a: Tonsolith. Have your dentist check it out for you. ...Read more
My 5yo son has swollen lymph node, and enlarged tonsil with a nodule on it. Not red or sore, no white spots, lots of snoring. What could this be?
See your doctor: May be all viral but you should take him to the doctor for exam and evaluation ...Read more
Would you remove large tonsils/adenoids if 3 yr old mouth breaths, wakes often, moans, chews and sometimes lightly snores in his sleep.
Indication for T &A: Yes, this is certainly a reason to have a t and a. ...Read more
Adenoid x-ray for snoring showed adenoid pressing on airway almost until it's closed, but ENT said no need for surgery though large tonsils. Wait ok?
Ache in left ear, , a feeling that there is air trapped in nose, sounds like snoring when I breathe, swollen itchy white tonsils?
URI: Swollen tonsils with white secretions can represent a streptococcal throat infection, achy joints, stiff neck and stuffed nose and earache will be present with an acute viral infection. It is rare for an adult to have a strep pharyngitis without a fever. Try salt water gargles and ibuprofen to feel better. If these persist more than 72 hours, seek medical attention. ...Read more
2yo constant stuffy nose severity varies snores ENT says no to tonsils/adn to be Removed yet parents have had both removed y wait? Is it from daycare
Consider surgery: If your child is constantly mouth breathing or has pauses in breathing greater than 10-15 consideration should be made to remove his adenoids and if his tonsils are blocking his breathing, then also his tonsils. Daycare may be contributing to a chronic infection of his adenoids. It may be worth a trial of an antibiotic and steroids to see if this will reduce the swelling and help infection. ...Read more
Am sure I don't have sleep apnea. Am not overweight. Father. Mother. Brother also snore.. I have large tonsils could it be the reason. Treatments?
Need to be tested: Without a study, you can't know. Tonsils can obstruct airflow, and if blocked long enough, that is the definition of obstructive sleep apnea. Tonsil removal may be all you need, but you need an exam. Tonsils may only be part of the problem. Often it is not enough. Apnea is common in skinny people. ...Read more
My four year old has huge tonsils. She snores/ breathes heavily at night, but has no ear or throat pain. Should I take her to a pediatrician or spec?
Breathing abnormally: I would bring her to see an ENT if she has pauses or hesitations in her breathing. Watch her breath for a few minutes at night. If the snoring is regular, and does not have long pauses you may be ok. However if you judge any breathing irregularity (in the rate of breaths), make a move on your phone and go see the doctor. She may need treatment for sleep apnea. Large tonsil in themselves may be ok. ...Read more
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