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5 year old breathing through the mouth. Dry mouth and nausea in the morning. Any suggestions?

My daughter finds it very difficult to breath from.her nose at night she breathes with her mouth open shr grinds het teeth in.her sleep everytime she tells me mum cant breath from nise she is five years old she has runny nose everymonth she wakes in the morning with a dry mouth and coughs alot in morning n tries to vomit as if sumthing is stuck in.her throat is there anything i can do at home to help? her i think its her adenoids also around her eyes its dark
Asked On : Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Mouth breathing is usually because of adenoid enlargement.
Nose, conditions and filters the air we breath in by various mechanisms. This will be absent in mouth breathers and they will be prone for frequent respiratory infections.

And dark circles around the eyes suggests allergy.

Its better to have a consultation with your Pediatrician and ENT specialist. If she gets very frequent episodes, they might suggest removal of adenoids. If not severe, they will suggest medications.
For allergy medications are available in form of nasal sprays that will prevent such attacks.

About her teeth grinding, some of the proposed causes are teeth malalignment, Iron deficiency anemia, pain in ears/ teeth, some stress at home or school. Look for these causes and if nothing contributory, don`t worry about this. Kids outgrow this as they grow.

Hope my answer helps you.

Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Sumitra Kumar Mukherjee's  Response
Dear anishabidwala I think you are right. It could be due to her enlarged adenoids

which are also known as nasopharyngial tonsils.That impaires breathing through

the nose also impair hearing and growth. She is breathing through the mouth. That is the reason she is having dry mouth and caugh.

My advise is take her to an ENT Surgeon she may need removal of adenoids. Kindest regards

Dr. S.K.Mukherjee
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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