Yes, you should be concerned because snoring in a young child means that the child has a very blocked nose. What you describe here with your daughter's breathing pattern may be a form of sleep apnoea. Children with sleep apnoea can actually stop breathing for a few seconds due to severe nasal obstruction. Children have to have a clear and open nose to breathe properly.She may have a blocked nose due to allergies or to an infection such as sinusitis or possibly due to enlarged adenoids. She should be seen by a specialist preferably an ENT surgeon.
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