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My 4yo is 2yrs post t&a surgeries and snores at nite. Her snores sound like she is breathing through water. What could be obstructing now?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: ? Allergies

Dr labarbera 's answer is solid.
But another possibility for nighttime snoring are nasal allergies. Ask your pediatrician regarding that possibility.

In brief: ? Allergies

Dr labarbera 's answer is solid.
But another possibility for nighttime snoring are nasal allergies. Ask your pediatrician regarding that possibility.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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In brief: Possible regrowth

There may have been some regrowth of his tonsils or adenoids.
Has he had a sleep study performed?

In brief: Possible regrowth

There may have been some regrowth of his tonsils or adenoids.
Has he had a sleep study performed?
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Adenoid tissue

S/p ta - a quick look in the mouth will let you know if the tonsils are the still the problem. A lateral xray of the soft tissue of the neck, will quickly tell if the adenoid tissue has regrown or not enough of it was removed in the first place.
Have your doc get the xray if it hasnt been done already before the bronch.

In brief: Adenoid tissue

S/p ta - a quick look in the mouth will let you know if the tonsils are the still the problem. A lateral xray of the soft tissue of the neck, will quickly tell if the adenoid tissue has regrown or not enough of it was removed in the first place.
Have your doc get the xray if it hasnt been done already before the bronch.
Dr. Farhad Sigari
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Another consideration is a small jaw pushing the tongue into the throat at night.
Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
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In brief: several causes

Adenoids can regrow, though this is not common only 2 years after t;a.
Unless the tonsillectomy was a partial one (rarely done) tonsils should never regrow. The most common causes for this are turbinate hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, lingual tonsillar hypertrophy (another kind of tonsil tissue at the base of tongue) or a small jaw. A pediatric ENT can help evaluate this.

In brief: several causes

Adenoids can regrow, though this is not common only 2 years after t;a.
Unless the tonsillectomy was a partial one (rarely done) tonsils should never regrow. The most common causes for this are turbinate hypertrophy, allergic rhinitis, lingual tonsillar hypertrophy (another kind of tonsil tissue at the base of tongue) or a small jaw. A pediatric ENT can help evaluate this.
Dr. Anna Meyer
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Nasal obstruction

Nasal congestion is a common cause of snoring, and the most common cause of this is allergies.
Allergy skin testing is safe, noninvasive, and quick - any child with nasal congestion or snoring should be evaluated by an allergist before non-invasive procedures are performed. I have seen countless adults and children who are highly allergic, but don't come in until some type of surgery hasn't helped.

In brief: Nasal obstruction

Nasal congestion is a common cause of snoring, and the most common cause of this is allergies.
Allergy skin testing is safe, noninvasive, and quick - any child with nasal congestion or snoring should be evaluated by an allergist before non-invasive procedures are performed. I have seen countless adults and children who are highly allergic, but don't come in until some type of surgery hasn't helped.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Gary Steven
Sometimes little kids get significant reflux during the night. Try putting the head of the bed up on 3" blocks.
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