Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ZG | 2010-08-27

Q.

DAUGHTER 2YEARS AND 4 MONTHS

DEAR PROF MY LO WAS BORN WITH A FLOPPY GLOTTIS " LARINGAMILATION"  YOU CAN STILL HEAR THAT SOUND WHEN SHE SLEEPS
IS IT SAFE TO HAVE HER EARS PIERCED NOW AT THIS AGE OR SHOULD I WAIT THANK YOU

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Do not pierce your little girl's ears now.Her breathing is still being affected by her soft larynx which is called laryngomalacia and if she starts crying or gets upset her breathing may be even more affected.This laryngomalacia will get better with time but no one can tell you at exactly what age she will improve.

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