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    Default mouth breathing in toddler

    Hello,

    My DD who is 2 1/2, is a chronic mouth breather. She does suffer from allergies to dustmites, and therefore has classic allergy symptoms.
    My concerns are that it gives her constant inflammed adenoids and is more suseptible to infections and can also cause malocclusion. But the list is really quite long on all the symptoms of mouth breathing. She also snores at night. like an old man!

    My question is if anyone has any experience with a child who is a mouth breather. and what they did to retrain their child to breathe through their nose?

    Thanks!

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    jmo but i would take her to see a peid my dd is very similar she is also a cronic asthmatic and has allergys we have been told by our asthema specialist loud uneven snoring in children (and adults) is not a good thing as it could be a sign of sleep apnea sp? it could be that her adnoids need to be checked out by an ent ...

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    My dd has had this, it is called allergic rhinitis. I have to give her a nasal spray every night to stop the inflammation in the nostril caused by allergies. It is not a normal nasal spray, look for nasonex, rhinocort etc, i think there is a new one starts with o. otravin i think. It is an ongoing treatment but you should talk to your gp if your worried.

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    Thanks for your comments

    I ended up getting her into see a ENT and he took one look at her tonsils and said that he didn't mean to alarm me but her breathing was being comprimised cause they were so big! and he wanted them out that week!
    So, he took out her tonsils, adnoids, and also popped the fluid in her ears.

    2 weeks later .. different child! it's amazing. She sleeps better, and sleeps till almost 8am, eating like a trooper, her speech as improved and breathes through her nose now!

    Just thought I'd share the happy outcome

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    [QUOTE=girlwithcookies;5240611]Thanks for your comments

    I ended up getting her into see a ENT and he took one look at her tonsils and said that he didn't mean to alarm me but her breathing was being comprimised cause they were so big! and he wanted them out that week!
    So, he took out her tonsils, adnoids, and also popped the fluid in her ears.

    2 weeks later .. different child! it's amazing. She sleeps better, and sleeps till almost 8am, eating like a trooper, her speech as improved and breathes through her nose now!

    Hi, my 2.5yr old had her adenoids out & ears done in march but we help off on taking the huge tonsils out as so many ppl scared me saying that she was so young etc... can you give some advice on this on your experience, recovery? doc? etc? thanks so much as she really needsto get it done but i am terrified!!

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    So glad everything went well

    I had my adenoids, tonsils out and gromits all at a very young age (5) after years of problems with allergies, throat and ear infections, nose breathing, speech problems etc. Havent had any issues since

    Its normal to be scared. Its an easy procedure, and Ive heard adults whove had their tonsils out say the pain and recovery is no worse that whats involved in getting a bout of tonsilitis

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    DD1 is a mouth breather thanks to her massive tonsiles & adenoids. Her Pead is referring her to ENT next month with the recommendation that they be removed. She has restricted lung function which doesn't help. T snores like a trooper & can he heard through solid brick walls. Her sleep horrid & I'm hoping ENT take her A&T's sooner rather than later.


 

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