Thorough ENT examination required
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in a child could be because of many causes
1. It's more common on children who are over weight
2. Enlarged tonsil
3. Soft palate
falling backwards during sleep
4. Nasal blockade either due to deviated nasal septum
ot presence of polyps.
5. Excessive physical exertion during day
Since when has the snooring being present?
Is your child over weight?
I would recommend a thorough ENT examination by Ent Surgeon for further assessment and evaluation.
In the meantime I would suggest you the following which will be helpful
1. Short afternoon sleep may prevent night snooring
2. Avoid spicy and oily food.
3 . encourage him to sleep either on his left or right side. Sleeping with tummy on bed may worsen snooring.
4.Steam Inhalation: 15 minutes each session at least twice a day and one session before going to bed will be helpful
5. Warm saline gargling: To a glass of lukewarm water add 2 spoon of common table salt. Make him gargle his throat just before going to bed. It has helped many of my patients.
6. Avoid cold
juice and ice cream
Do get back to me for any further help or clarification.
Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy life.
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS, MS, MCH
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon