Hi Doctor, I know a child that whenever he breathes in and out, you will be hearing it, when he's not sleeping, causes, please?
Because adenoids trap germs that enter the body, adenoid tissue can temporarily swell as it tries to fight off an infection. These symptoms are often associated with enlarged adenoids: Difficulty breathing through the nose, Breathing through the mouth, talking as if the nostrils are pinched, Noisy breathing, Snoring, Stopped breathing for a few seconds during sleep (sleep apnea), Frequent "sinus" symptoms and ongoing ear middle ear infections or middle ear fluid in a school-aged child
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Adenoids are a patch of tissue that sits at the very back of the nasal passage. The adenoids help to stop bacteria and viruses from entering the body through the nose. In kids, adenoids usually begin to shrink after about 5 years of age and often practically disappear by the teen years.