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10th May 2012 01:48 AM #1
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Toddlers that snores could mean something else?
I have seen a small area or caption from a health magazine that says about kids who snore might be caused by tonsil or adenoid problems. Is it true?
Thanks in advance.
15th May 2012 03:20 AM #2
This is a common question on the kid's Audiology clinic.
Snoring can be due a problem with the child's enlarged tonsils or adenoids but it is not necessarily the case. Indeed, many people (both adults and children) do just snore as a normal occurrence.
If a child has a problem with their tonsils then they may have frequent infections of the tonsils. Some children have such large tonsils and adenoids that they have breathing and swallowing problems - in these cases a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy are frequently advised. If you are concerned about either of these cases in your children then it is best to get them checked with your doctor.