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What Is The Best Treatment For Mouth Breathing
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
Structural: Yes. It is usually structural. It may be due to soft tissue swelling in the nose (allergy). Intranasal steroid sprays may help. It may be due to nasal problems like deviated septum or enlarge turbinates. Occasionally due to growths in the back of the nose .Best way to find out is to see an ENT doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Will removing enlarged tonsils help 2 cure mouth breathing?Adenoids have been removed, but the child still can't breathe or eat with their mouth closed
Probably not: Tonsils definitely play into breathing issues (e g sleep apnea), but they should not cause nasal blockage. Depending on when adenoids were removed, they may have regrown (occurs much more commonly than tonsil regrowth). This can be evaluated by x-ray. Otherwise, an ENT may treat and evaluate for allergy / sinus issues (e g trial of steroid nasal spray) or do surgery to shrink the nasal turbinates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Mouth breathing treatment options are numerous. Depending on the current clinical picture and symptoms, the effective treatment for mouth breathing includes immediate respiratory techniques and long-term breathing exercises and lifestyle changes in order to retrain the automatic breathing pattern. ...Read more
Mouth breathing: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. Mouth breathing is caused by a number of factors, including chronic allergies, sinus trouble, or enlarged tonsils and bad habit. It is a common condition, but often overlooked and ignored. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Humidifier: Mouth breathing can occur mainly due to obstruction in the nasal passages which can be due to structural obstructions, inflammation as well as dry air. The simplest solution is to try a humidifier at night. If you have any symptoms, like headache, snoring, gasping, or sinusitis, contact your ENT physician. Mouth breathing by itself is not a disorder which has to be treated. Hope this help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Some common causes of mouth breathing are: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, blockage of the sinuses or nose from polyps, a deviated septum, congestion from an infection and sleep apnea. There are certainly other possibilities that can only be determined by a proper examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: No one really knows exactly what "causes" a dry socket. There are basic instructions to follow that will help minimize the chances of developing a dry socket but some patients will develop it anyway. Mouth breathing is not a typical reason for developing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ENT/Orthodontist: Need to see 2 specialists. Need to see ENT to check airway, tonsils, adenoids, etc. Need to see orthodontist to determine if you need palatal expansion which will also widen nasal passages. If mouth breathing corrected and gum problems persist, may also need to see periodontist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth-breathing: Mouth-breathing is commonly caused by nasal obstruction. It could be swelling of the nasal membranes due to allergies or infection, or enlargement of the turbinates, small bones inside the nose, or even a deviated nasal septum. If it's a chronic problem and you want to have it evaluated, see an ENT (otolaryngologist) and a ct will probably be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a substantial advantage to nasal breathing and not mouth breathing during moderate/high intensity exercise? or its better but not huge?
Breathing: While there have been some studies comparing nasal and oral breathing during exercise, most have used small sample sizes with somewhat inconclusive results. As such, breathing in a way that ensures your body is getting plenty of oxygen should be your goal - don't worry too much about the route. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Mouth Breathing: Can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced. ...Read more
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