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Child Behavior Linked With Enlarged Tonsils
If an autistic child has their tonsils and adenoids removed could we see an improvements with development?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?
I have severe grade 4 enlarged tonsils nearly meeting in midline. ENT wants to remove with concerns about apnea. Isn't tonsillectomy risky in adults?
My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?
Maybe,maybe not: I find that intellect has little to do with their sleeping habits. It is possible, that such a kid would have sleep apnea to the point they lost oxygen during sleep and might not fare well as they grew up. Any kid 2-4 years who snores regularly should be evaluated by an ENT and or sleep disorder center. ...Read more
Palatoglossal and lingual tonsil erythema along with sialorrhea. No mental health issue with patient or previous underlying family history of symptoms?
4 year old has speech delay. We speak 3 langs at home and she doesn't interact w other toddlers. Can pre k+ speech therapy fix/help?
Should: Multilingual kids should still progress with speech & language at the same pace as others. I would contact the local public school special services department & arrange an evaluation. They have a program called Child Find which is designed to find such kids and work with them to prepare them for school entry. ...Read more
Not easily: Transmission of HIV is primarily via sexual intercourse and by blood transfusions. It is highly unlikely that a 3 year old with HIV can transmit the virus to other kids. However it is always good to practice universal precautions if the child with HIV has a major bleeding incident. ...Read more
My toddler have acid reflux, difficulty breathing and her adenoids & tonsils were removed is she eligible for disability?
You're kidding ??.: Disability issues are determined on a state by state basis. Such medical issues are common in early childhood & resolve as a kid grows older.Why a kid would be considered disabled because of routine childhood illness is a bit much to consider. ...Read more
Yes: Allergic rhinitis & enlarged tonsils may interfere with normal nasal breathing resulting in congestion (nasal stuffiness) & mouth breathing. Complications include snoring, hoarseness, bad breath, sleep apnea, sleep disturbances, malocclusion of the teeth, and other anatomic distortions of the mouth. Mouth breathing worsens asthma because of inhalation of relatively cold, dryer air into the lungs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that people who suffer from chronic tonsillitis also have asymmetric tonsils ?Having asymmetric tonsils and oral hpv=tonsil cancer true?
Well i'm a toddler teacher, and my room has 3-4 children with yellowish/greenish noses.... ? No fevers contagious?
Wat causes enlarged adenoids &tonsils in child?Doc said tonsils grade at 2 & adenoids are very large & to see allergist.Has asthma and acid reflux
5yr girl diagnosed with (r) hemiplegia focal epilepsy. In people speak, not doctor speak, what is wrong with my child?
.: Hemiplegia - means a side of the body is paralyzed. Will after hand trunk and leg on the same side. Depending on which level of the brain is affected it may be associated with more symptoms. Focal epilepsy means that the child has seizure activity which is not affecting the full brain. A specific part of the brain is sending out the epilepsy signals and it is not affecting consciousness of child. ...Read more
My friend has been diagnosed with ADHD - inattentive subtype. He believes he may have OCD as well (compulsive hand washing,etc). Can they coexist?
This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of ...Read more
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