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How relevant is nasal obstruction to sleep-related breathing disorders? Most doctors seem solely focused on the pharynx.
UARS: Very relevant! upper airway resistance syndrome can be a large factor involved with sleep related breathing disorders. Please consider seeing dentists who are trained in dental sleep medicine while there is no current speicalty in this area currently, seek those who are diplomate status in the american academy of dental sleep medicine (aadsm). Also those who use acoustical rhinometry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a grandson that is 8 weeks old with acid reflux disease. Right now he's suffering from pharynx congestion. What can we give for the congestion?
Couple things: Treat one nostril at a time. Put a few drops of saline spray, like ayr for babies, in one side, then squeeze the bulb syringe until flat and insert into the side with the saline, open when in the nostril an it will suck out the saline and the congestion, remove it, clean it and repeat on the other side . Use a cool mist humidifier in the sleeping room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevention is best: There are usually specific triggers such as smoke inhalation, allergens, and upper respiratory infections that exacerbate the reactive airway. Avoidance of your individual triggers is best. Once an episode is triggered, bronchodilators and inhaled steroids are usually necessary, sometimes oral steroids may be required. ...Read more