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Mouth Breathing - How Nose Blockage Can Lead To It Among Kids?

Mouth Breathing - How Nose Blockage Can Lead To It Among Kids?

Mouth breathing isn’t a problem in itself. Both, the mouth and the nose are healthy airways to the lungs. However, when someone has to breathe from their mouth due to a nose block, it is not only uncomfortable but also unhealthy. Adults can easily notice when they have blocked nasal cavities but children need special attention.

Ill Effects of Blocked Nose

Having a blocked nose does not only end in the irritating mouth breathing but also in long term complications like:

  • Misaligned teeth

  • Facial deformities

  • Halitosis

  • Gum and dental health issues like gingivitis and cavities

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent infections

  • Throat and ear infections

  • Allergic reactions

The nose produces nitric oxide that facilitates oxygen distribution throughout the body, especially to the lungs. When a child depends on mouth breathing, the lack of oxygen fatigues them. The child also becomes susceptible to infections because nitric oxide is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial.

The mucus and hair follicles in the nose prevent dust and pollen from entering the airways. Mouth breathing results in particle retention in the lungs and dryness of the bronchial tubes.

Prolonged mouth breathing is indeed not healthy. So, we need to spot it and treat it.

How to Spot Mouth Breathing in Children?

You can conclude that your child is suffering from a blocked nose if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Snoring

  • Dry mouth

  • Chapped lips

  • Halitosis

  • Fatigue and daytime sleepiness

  • Dark circles

  • Irritability throughout the day and especially during bedtime

Causes of Nose Block and Mouth Breathing in Children

Considering all the ill-effects and the difficult symptoms, nobody would choose to breathe from their mouth. So, what causes mouth breathing or blocked nose even when the child does not have a cold?

Diagnosis

Although one can clearly see the symptoms, only a licensed practitioner can give a conclusive diagnosis. A general physician, ENT specialist, or a dentist can diagnose mouth breathing. They may ask questions about the symptoms.

Treatment

Treatment for mouth breathing will be done according to the diagnosed cause.

  • Antihistamines and nasal decongestants are the common methods of treatment because nasal blockage generally occurs due to cold or allergies.

  • In the case of obstructive sleep apnea, a CPAP mask needs to be worn at bedtime.

  • In the case of tonsils or adenoids, surgical removal is the answer.

  • In the case of dental deformities, braces and other dental structures are helpful.

  • Myofunctional therapy in addition to the required medication.

Once an ENT specialist has discovered the cause, treatment of blocked nose or mouth breathing is easy. Nevertheless, prevention is even better so look out for risk factors such as tonsils, asthma, and other causes. Also, keep your air free of allergens with HVAC air purifiers. It is always advisable to follow all the preventing instruction prescribed by the doctor for better results. Also, if one notices any of the symptoms, it is recommended to consult doctors as soon as possible.


 

Nose Block & Mouth Breathing - How To Handle It In Kids?

Nose Block & Mouth Breathing - How To Handle It In Kids?

Mouth breathing isn’t a problem in itself. Both, the mouth and the nose are healthy airways to the lungs. However, when someone has to breathe from their mouth due to a nose block, it is not only uncomfortable but also unhealthy. Adults can easily notice when they have blocked nasal cavities but children need special attention.

Ill Effects of Blocked Nose

Having a blocked nose does not only end in the irritating mouth breathing but also in long term complications like:

  • Misaligned teeth

  • Facial deformities

  • Halitosis

  • Gum and dental health issues like gingivitis and cavities

  • Fatigue

  • Frequent infections

  • Throat and ear infections

  • Allergic reactions

The nose produces nitric oxide that facilitates oxygen distribution throughout the body, especially to the lungs. When a child depends on mouth breathing, the lack of oxygen fatigues them. The child also becomes susceptible to infections because nitric oxide is antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial.

The mucus and hair follicles in the nose prevent dust and pollen from entering the airways. Mouth breathing results in particle retention in the lungs and dryness of the bronchial tubes.

Prolonged mouth breathing is indeed not healthy. So, we need to spot it and treat it.

How to Spot Mouth Breathing in Children?

You can conclude that your child is suffering from a blocked nose if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Snoring

  • Dry mouth

  • Chapped lips

  • Halitosis

  • Fatigue and daytime sleepiness

  • Dark circles

  • Irritability throughout the day and especially during bedtime

Causes of Nose Block and Mouth Breathing in Children

Considering all the ill-effects and the difficult symptoms, nobody would choose to breathe from their mouth. So, what causes mouth breathing or blocked nose even when the child does not have a cold?

Diagnosis

Although one can clearly see the symptoms, only a licensed practitioner can give a conclusive diagnosis. A general physician, ENT specialist, or a dentist can diagnose mouth breathing. They may ask questions about the symptoms.

Treatment

Treatment for mouth breathing will be done according to the diagnosed cause.

  • Antihistamines and nasal decongestants are the common methods of treatment because nasal blockage generally occurs due to cold or allergies.

  • In the case of obstructive sleep apnea, a CPAP mask needs to be worn at bedtime.

  • In the case of tonsils or adenoids, surgical removal is the answer.

  • In the case of dental deformities, braces and other dental structures are helpful.

  • Myofunctional therapy in addition to the required medication.

Once an ENT specialist has discovered the cause, treatment of blocked nose or mouth breathing is easy. Nevertheless, prevention is even better so look out for risk factors such as tonsils, asthma, and other causes. Also, keep your air free of allergens with HVAC air purifiers. It is always advisable to follow all the preventing instruction prescribed by the doctor for better results. Also, if one notices any of the symptoms, it is recommended to consult doctors as soon as possible.


 

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I have operation last 2016 for nose blocking, now I have same problem again, and also snoring is there. What are the remedy!

You must have been operated for sinusitis.Even after operation,it recurrs.You must start Mahalxmi vilas Ras with gold 1 tab.twice a day and Shadbindu tail for your nostrils.
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I have frequent blockage of nose due to cold. Have to use nasal drops to get it right. Want to get it done permanently. Use fluticone ft nasal drops at present.

I have frequent blockage of nose due to cold. Have to use nasal drops to get it right. Want to get it done permanentl...
firstly improve your immunity. avoid all cold and sour foods, did you ever check with your nose, you might be having either a deviated nasal septum or Inferior turbinate hypertrophy, of which Turbinate hypertrophy can to some extent be treated by nasal spray. but if DNS is something causing issue then it needs to be surgically treated
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Why do I wake up with a blocked nose and headache every morning and also have have sunken puffy eyes what to do.

Why do I wake up with a blocked nose and headache every morning and also have have sunken puffy eyes what to do.
Its all beacause may you suffer from allergic rhinits or sinitis with person consultation I cleared it more or take physician adviced because you also suffered from thyroid disorder also.
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I have blocked nose from last 3 days white watery snot discharge fatigue no temperature no fever ,taking medicine for allergic rhinitis or I am suspected with any infection.

I have blocked nose from last 3 days white watery snot discharge fatigue no temperature no fever ,taking medicine for...
I don't think you have any infection. Allergic rhinitis can be treated effectively by homeopathy. Please take homeopathic medicine belladonna 200- 3 times daily for 5 days. If needed, contact me through Lybrate for further pvt consultation.
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My baby is only 2 month old. She have difficulty in breathing and nose block (already use nasal drops for more than half month. She is active, take breast milk on time without any difficulty. Can anyone help me what m l gonna do. Please.

My baby is only 2 month old. She have difficulty in breathing and nose block (already use nasal drops for more than h...
Nose block is due to seasonal weather change. Head cover and covering the ears will be helpful. Please give homeopathic medicine calcarea carb 6- once daily for 5 days. If needed, contact me through Lybrate for further pvt consultation.
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Homoeopathic Treatment Of Adenoids!

Homoeopathic Treatment Of Adenoids!

What are adenoids?
Adenoids are a patch of tissues that are at the back of nasal cavity which trap germs from entering the body to prevent infection. Adenoids sometimes get enlarged as they trap germs to prevent infection. Enlarged tonsils can be seen easily by opening the mouth but enlarged adenoids can’t be seen. Since frequent throat infections can cause enlarged adenoids; they can obstruct breathing and block the eustachian tube (which connect the middle ear to throat) which can cause recurrent ear infection.

Risk factors for adenoids:
Certain risk factors can predispose to adenoiditis and thus enlarged adenoids:

  • Recurrent throat infection
  • Recurrent tonsillitis.
  • If you are frequently exposed to germs and microbes.

Complications of enlarged adenoids:

  • Ear infection: due to blocked eustachian tube there are increased chances of recurrent ear infection.
  • Clogged ears: sometimes mucus buildup may clog the ear causing difficulty in hearing.
  • Sinusitis: the infection may also infect the sinus cavity and cause sinusitis.
  • Chest infection: the infection may travel to the chest in children and may cause chest congestion.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Mouth breathing as breathing through nose is difficult.
  • Snoring.
  • Sleep apnea which is periodic lapse of breathing during sleep.

Symptoms & causes
Symptoms

  • Ear infection.
  • Habitual mouth breathing.
  • Blocked nose.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Nasal tone in speech.
  • Sleep apnea.
  • Snoring.

Causes
Adenoiditis is caused by bacterial infection usually streptococcus but it can be caused by a number of viruses as well such as epstein-barr virus, adenovirus and rhinovirus.

Diagnosis & treatment

  • Physical examination by ent.
  • Throat examination using swabs for bacterias and other microorganisms.
  • Blood test.
  • Xray of head to determine the size of adenoids.

Treatment
Usually, antibiotics do help but cases where antibiotics don’t help adenoids are removed. But homeopathic medicines are better option to replace the need for antibiotics and surgery.

Management

  • Healthy diet with curd will help the case to maintain immunity.
  • Plenty of fluids.
  • Maintain hygiene.
  • Ask the child to wash hands frequently.
  • Avoid cold water and things.

Homeopathic management

  • Homeopathic medicines work like magic in cases of adenoids which are hard to treat and require surgery.
  • The medicine would not only take care of the swollen adenoids but would also boost the immunity of the child thus curing the case and removing the symptoms permanently without any antibiotic or surgery.
  • But medicines should always be prescribed by a registered homeopath only after thorough analysis of the case

Do's and don'ts

Do's

  • Healthy diet with full of nutrients and natural probiotics.
  • Plenty of fluids.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Maintain hygiene.

Don'ts

  • Avoid cold water.
  • Avoid exposure to germs. 
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Nak (nose) jam (blocked) galey (throat) mein kaskasahat hai sar dard bhi hai. Please medicine bataye.

Nak (nose) jam (blocked) galey (throat) mein kaskasahat hai sar dard bhi hai. Please medicine bataye.
Mr. lybrate-user, nose- din me 3 se 4 bar nak me sarso ke oil se massage kare ander ki taraf aur sote samay nak me do bund dale. Throat - namak pani se kulla (gadara) kare. Headache - itis oil ka lagaye (balo me nahi lagaye).- pani jyada piye, thoda yoga dhyan, anulom vilom, pranyam kare - aap thik ho jayenge.
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