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Can asthma in a kid lead to sleep apnea?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Shives
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Asthma, in children or adults, does not cause sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea can trigger nocturnal asthma attacks.
Therefore, any suspicion of osa in an asthmatic patient warrants a thorough work up.

In brief: Not really

Asthma, in children or adults, does not cause sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea can trigger nocturnal asthma attacks.
Therefore, any suspicion of osa in an asthmatic patient warrants a thorough work up.
Dr. Lisa Shives
Dr. Lisa Shives
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Asthma per se does not cause sleep apnea.
However obstruction in the upper airways including tonsillar/adenoid enlargement or significant nasal obstruction may.

In brief: No

Asthma per se does not cause sleep apnea.
However obstruction in the upper airways including tonsillar/adenoid enlargement or significant nasal obstruction may.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Mike Deldar
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Have them check for adenoid and tonsil and possible remove them.

In brief: Yes

Have them check for adenoid and tonsil and possible remove them.
Dr. Mike Deldar
Dr. Mike Deldar
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually

Sleep apnea is caused by multiple reasons.
Asthma is not one of them.

In brief: Not usually

Sleep apnea is caused by multiple reasons.
Asthma is not one of them.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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