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Child with enlarged tonsils since birth, causing snoring at night. Having adenoids. Suggestion?

Dear Sir , My daughter is 10 yrs old now and since births she is having enlarged tonsils but they never bother her . She also snore at night and sometimes sit down while sleeping . She seems to be not comfortable while sleeping . She is having adenoids . In morning her face seem as if it is swollen and then after some times it becomes normal. Please suggest what we should do . Regards Vijay Agarwal
Asked On : Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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Dear Mr Agarwal

Thanks for asking your query here.

If your daughter has significant snoring problem, may be affecting her school performance due to daytime sleepiness - it may suggest she has got 'Obstructive Sleep Apnoea'.

I think she needs to be reviewed by a Pediatrician and an ENT Specialist and decision need to be made whether her adenoids are problematic and causing breathing difficulties in sleep. If they do, small surgery to remove Adenoids resolve the problem in majority of the cases.

Hope this resolves your query.

Dr Tejas Shah
Answered: Fri, 29 Mar 2013
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