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Child with huge tonsils seems to be continuously spitting and gagging, has watery eyes. Reason?

My grandaughter is 3 yrs old, she has been spontaneously spitting and gagging...she has huge tonsils but she is not sick nor have deseased tonsils. she has been doing this for about 3 weeks and no one has a clue what is causing it. Her eyes get watery and she has this distressed look on her face and she spits for about 1 to 3 minutes. It is progressively getting more often and not sleeping more than 3 hours at a time before she sits up and has to do it again. She has no congestion...
Asked On : Fri, 14 Dec 2012
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Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
I think there is reason to worry.These are signs of adenoid hypertrophy which is a tonsil like gland lying behind the nose and can only be visualized by X ray.Spitting and gagging is not a regular phenonmenon and not having good sleep indicates partial blockage of the respiratory tract during sleep.Apply nasal decongestants regularly and make her sleep on one side.Consult an ENT surgeon immediately.Hope this answers your query.Have a nice day.
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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