Is your child tired and sleepy during the day? Does he have trouble concentrating at school? Does he wet the bed at night? If your answer to these questions is 'yes', adenoids and tonsils may be the basis of the complaints.
Private Adatip Istanbul Hospital Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Prof. Dr. Salim Yüce warned families about diseases that cause snoring and sleeping with his mouth open.
Sleeping with open mouth and snoring complaints in children may occur occasionally, especially during upper respiratory tract infections and allergy attacks. The increase in the frequency of these complaints may indicate that your child has different health problems. Private Adatip Istanbul Hospital Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Prof. Dr. Salim Yüce made important statements about adenoid and tonsil enlargement, which can cause problems such as snoring and sleeping with an open mouth in children. prof. Dr. Salim Yuce; “We frequently encounter complaints of sleeping with mouth open and snoring in childhood. The most important reason for the emergence of these complaints is the enlargement of the adenoids and tonsils, which can be seen more frequently especially in children between the ages of 3 and 7 years. Both conditions can occur separately or together in many cases. If children have snoring, it should be taken into account by their parents that they cannot breathe easily while sleeping, and it should not be forgotten that it may have important consequences on health. said.
Adenoid and tonsil enlargement cannot be neglected.
Stating that mouth breathing during sleep can cause many important health problems, from tooth development to heart diseases, Prof. Dr. Salim Yüce states that in addition to health problems, children's school success can also be affected. prof. Dr. Sublime; “Sleeping with an open mouth in children can cause deterioration in the jaw structure and development of teeth. In addition, people with mouth breathing have a 20% lower blood oxygen level than normal. While this may cause important health problems such as enlargement of the heart, it can also negatively affect many areas such as fatigue, learning-perception difficulties, school failures, toilet habits. In addition, in some of the children with adenoid enlargement, fluid formation in the middle ear may accompany the event. This can cause hearing loss in children. Adenoid or tonsil enlargement should be treated if it causes mouth breathing in children. Otherwise, it may cause some problems that cannot be repaired.” made statements.
Pay attention to the image of the 'nasal flesh face'!
Emphasizing that in addition to symptoms such as snoring and sleeping with the mouth open, there may be different symptoms of adenoidal size. Dr. Salim Yüce explained these symptoms as follows; “If the adenoid is large, mouth breathing may affect the development of the upper and lower jaws. The child's teeth begin to change position, and an image that can be called the "nasal face" may begin to form. If your child has bruises under the eyes, has an open mouth and a sleepy appearance, if the lower jaw seems to be pulled back and the upper jaw seems to be forward, you may suspect adenoid enlargement. If not intervened in a timely manner, these changes in your child's face may become permanent, but with timely and appropriate treatment, the changes may disappear.
The only treatment for adenoids is surgery.
Warning to families that the treatment of adenoid and tonsil diseases should not be delayed, Prof. Dr. Salim Yüce, regarding the treatment method of the disease; “The only treatment for adenoids is surgery. This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. By entering through the mouth, the adenoid is reached and the adenoid is cleaned with some surgical instruments. If there is fluid formation in the middle ear, devices called ventilation tubes are placed in the patient's ears in the same session. The patient starts to eat 4 hours after the operation. He can be discharged in the evening of the same day and can return to his normal life a few days later. Thanks to this surgery, the patient begins to sleep comfortably and his hearing improves.” made statements.