HEALTH: Adenoids Enlargement May Be the Reason Why Your Child Breathes With the Mouth


Adenoids Enlargement May Be the Reason Why Your Child Breathes With the Mouth
Does your child have breathing problems or breathe through the mouth instead of the nose? This may be caused by the enlargement of adenoids in the throat.


The adenoids are organs of the throat which sits back on the soft palate, though they are not visible. If adenoids in throats of children are enlarged, they may not be able to breathe well through the nose.

Symptoms of Adenoids Enlargement
If adenoids are enlarged, children may;

·         Snore when they are asleep.
·         Breathe with the mouth open, causing a characteristics facial expression.

In case of colds, some of the nasal discharges (phlegm in the nose) will fall back on the adenoids, and will be held there by them. The mouth of the Eustachian tube is just above the adenoids, and when the child coughs or blows his nose hard, this discharge will be forced up into the middle ear, frequently causing infection or an ear-ache.

Adenoids Enlargement May Be the Reason Why Your Child Breathes With the Mouth
Adenoids Should Be Removed
This train of events may occur often in some children. If the adenoids are removed, the nasal discharge drops normally into the throat and is not held where it can be driven up to the middle ear. Thus there are two reasons why adenoids should be removed;

1.       To clear the hindrance to the free flow of air through the nose.

2.       To avoid infection from being driven into the air.

It is most pleasing to see the improvement children make after the removal of adenoids when the above symptoms are present.

DISCLAIMER: This post is for insight into the causes of breathing problems in children. You should however not take matters into your own hands. Visit the nearest medical physician for removal of adenoids and further instructions to be taken.


I hope this helps, stay healthy!

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