Posted by: Rosa | 2005/07/06


Throat problem

I have a an 8 year old boy who complains a lot about his throat being soar. when I look at it the small thing that hangs out at the back of the throat seems to be hanging down . what could be the problem?And he snores a lot.

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The things that hangs down is normal-it is called the uvula.He may be having repeated attacks of tonsillitis. He needs to be seen by a doctor when he complains of a sore throat.

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Posted by: Louise | 2005/07/08

’n Seer keel is dikwels ’n simptoom van ’n verkoue of griep, maar soms kom keelinfeksie alleen voor. Die oorsaak is meestal ’n virus. Dit gaan dikwels gepaard met vergrote kliere in die nek en is meestal nie ’n gevaarteken nie. Hoofpyn en koors kan ’n keelinfeksie vergesel. Soms voel die nek styf – as dit erg is, moet jy dadelik jou dokter bel, omdat dit ’n teken van meningitis kan wees.
Wat om te doen
• Die meeste keelinfeksies neem binne ’n paar dae die wyk. Gee jou kind parasetamol vir die pyn. Indien die pyn vir meer as drie of vier dae aanhou, spreek jou dokter.

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Posted by: Sam | 2005/07/06

If you are worried why not take him to an Ear, Nose and throat specialist. He would be able to tell why your son suffers from chronic sore throat and maybe this is even the reason he snores.

Stop the snoring now if you can, his future wife will thank you tons, Take it from someone that knows - my hubby snores up a storm.


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