Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/05/28

Q.

adenoids 2

hi Doc, my son stops breathing for a couple of seconds while sleeping. His ENT says this is dangerous.If we postpone the operation, is he gonna have breathing problems?please advice and thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If your baby stops breathing for short periods such as a few seconds this is called sleep apnoea. This is indeed regarded as a dangerous situation for your baby and is an absolute indication [firm reason] for removing your baby's adenoids now.

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