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Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Can a child's enlarged tonsils contribute to cough variant asthma/general allergies?

Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nose, and at night has trouble sleeping due to snoring. Taking the tonsils and adenoids out, along with using steroid nasal sprays in the nose, may make his life a great deal smoother (sleeps better, coughs less, breathes easier through the nose). ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Left tonsil swollen itchy throat int for years. Many allergies. If wheezing and take albuterol, tonsil subsides. Allergy, asthma, tonsil connection?

Possible reason: Albuterol dilates blood vessels, so I don't think there is a direct effect. I suspect that you are a mouth breather and may hyperventilate because of your anxiety and poorly controlled allergies and asthma. After you take albuterol, your hyperventilation decreases, resulting in less dry air irritating your mouth. See an allergist/immunologist to improve your condition. ...Read more

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Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath? Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

Post Nasal Drip and Bad Breath?  Allergic Rhinitis , Colds, Cough viral and bacterial infections, Toothache, Mouth breathing

See your physician: There are many and various illnesses which could match your description. I can appreciate your concerned, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see your physician for physical and referral to other specialties (e.g. dentist , ENT) if needed. Take good care. ...Read more

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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

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

Drainage: Drainage and infection cause tonsil enlargement. Adenoids too. Little ones have small sinuses and tend to have constant drainage which causes tonsillar hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and chronic cough.Why, since i'm nonsmoker?

Sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and chronic cough.Why, since i'm nonsmoker?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Shortness of breath is a serious symptom that always requires evaluation by a doctor. If your shortness of breath is severe, go to the er today! get an evaluation asap. ...Read more

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Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

Can enlarged tonsils in a child contribute or worsen cough-variant asthma or general allergies?

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 more

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Does enlarged adenoids in children cause asthsma?

Does enlarged adenoids in children cause asthsma?

No: Asthma has a complex origin in genetic and environmental triggers. Kids with enlarged adenoids are often sicker than others for a number of reasons, but the presence of the enlargement does not cause asthma. ...Read more

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Night cough, no allergies, no URI symptoms, no allergies. Nonsmoker. Adult, 63, module ratels obese. Cause?

GE Reflux/asthma/CHF: If your cough occurs while lying down, it could be either cardiac or gastrointestinal in origin, instead of just pulmonary. If it is associated with shortness of breath and chest or back pain, you need to see your doctor right away. If it is associated ever with a sour taste in the mouth , almost vomiting, and heartburn it may be gastrointestinal reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Chronic bronchial asthma.  2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Rush to doctor: It appears that your asthma is getting worse. Go to the nearest urgent care if you can't get an appt. with your own doctor. I presume you do not have a fever . You are likely in imminent danger. Rush to a health care facility now. ...Read more

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Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?

Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?

Adenoids: Adults with enlarged adenoids usually have allergies, some have reflux. Adenoid can be source of increased nasopharyngeal drainage. See ENT or Allergist. may be able to shrink the adenoids with prednisone, better allergy management. Adenoidectomy in adults can have excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair. ??

Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair. ??

See doctor now: Your asthma appears to be reaching crisis level and likely require systemic cortisone. See your doctor today or go to the nearest urgent care if you can't get an appt. Do not delay even for another second. ...Read more

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Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?

Constant minor sore throat, tonsiliths, swollen lymph nodes under jaw, loud breathing and more tonsil related symptoms. Chronic tonsilitis?

chronic tonsillitis?: Signs of chronic tonsillitis can include: • frequent tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths • bad breath • frequent throat discomfort and sensation of something stuck in the back of the throat • enlarged tonsils treatment for chronic tonsillitis can include antibiotics and oral gargles and rinses. If symptoms persist, surgery may be indicated. It is recommended that you see your ENT physician. ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more

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Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Runny stuffy nose (clear).  Post nasal drip.  Chest congestion/burning chest.  Body aches.  No fever.  Cold or allergies? Treatment?  Thank you!

Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of virus and not of allergy. ...Read more

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Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Strep throat doesn't cause respitory symptoms such as cough runny nose and trouble breathing right?

Possibly...: Your throat infection could result in bronchospasm and airway inflammation which could lead to the symptoms you describe. So, see your doctor for evaluation as there are effective treatments. ...Read more

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Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?

Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?

Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms above are consistent with chronic irritation of the nose and throat. This can be caused by chronic sinus infections which also connect to the ear and cause dizziness. A Cat scan of sinuses can help. A more unlikely but possible cause is reflux disease. (GERD) While not typical, gastric fluid coming up in the throat during sleep can cause the symptoms as well. An ENT surgeon can help. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion mouth breathing swollen lymph node?

Nasal congestion mouth breathing swollen lymph node?

URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI are viral, but if he is having fever or chills, it is best to have him see his pediatrician for proper diagnosis. You can give antihistamine for the congestion and fluid to avoid drying. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Can seasonal allergies cause low grade fever in children? Specifically: tree pollen, sneezy, snotty runny nose, and a 99.4 temp.

Remember: 99.4 is not a fever. Anything above 100.4 degrees f is considered a fever. Allergies don't normally cause fevers unless there is overlapping viral or bacterial illness , then it would ...Read more

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Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more