Does a snoring child need to be treated with a CPAP machine?
Snoring is a health problem that can occur to people of all sexes and ages, including children, most common between the ages of 2-6 years, which is during pre-school or kindergarten. Because children of this age will have tonsils. and adenoids that tend to grow rapidly compared to the size of a child's airway May cause snoring in children.
For children's snoring, it can be caused by many reasons. In addition to being caused by the airway being pressed or narrowed causing difficulty in breathing until it causes a snoring sound. allergies in children is a major cause of snoring
Allergic snoring in children
Normally, snoring in children occurs from the respiratory system, namely the uvula and soft palate. with narrowing disorders It makes breathing difficult and when breathing in and out, it causes vibration and a snoring sound.
Snoring in this way if not taken care of or treated. It can be a serious health hazard, causing children to develop sleep apnea. And there are still problems with development in every aspect, most of which will be treated. CPAP respirator or BiPAP ventilator that can adjust the pressure level to suit the child's snoring condition
For allergies in children found divided into 2 types, namely skin allergies. and respiratory allergies As for allergies that cause most children to have snoring caused by respiratory allergies
What causes allergies in children?
Allergies are a common disease in children. And can also occur for many reasons, such as food allergies, such as milk allergies, seafood allergies, or other environmental allergies, such as dust, dust mites, or pets When allergies from these causes occur Affects health in many systems of the body such as the skin, respiratory system. and digestive system
- Dermatological manifestations of allergic reactions in children include rash, dry skin, or intermittent hives.
- Allergy symptoms in children manifested through the respiratory system include frequent colds, sneezing and runny nose.
- in the morning a chronic cold or sinusitis And the complication that causes health problems is snoring. or loud snoring in children
- Symptoms of allergies in children manifested through the gastrointestinal tract include flatulence, loose stools, blood in the stool, vomiting, frequent spitting up of milk, or a rash around the mouth.
Symptoms of respiratory allergies and snoring in children
Symptoms of respiratory allergies It begins with itching in the nose, itching in the throat, clear nasal discharge, followed by repeated sneezing and nasal congestion. or difficulty breathing through the nose because the tissue in the nasal cavity is swollen And there may be a problem in the trachea causing coughing and wheezing, tightness in the chest, suffocation, having to sleep with mouth open or breathing through the mouth causing loud snoring in children for respiratory allergens Until causing the child to snoring loudly, including
- Dust problems in the house or dust in the bedroom and bedding such as pillow cases, mattresses, blankets, dolls or room items.
- Dust mites in children's bedding
- allergens that come from kapok from pet hair and pet dandruff
- Grass Pollen Flower Pollen or weeds
- from airborne fungi
- Debris and excrement of insects in the house such as cockroaches, mosquitoes, flies, ants.
Snoring in children caused by allergies Do I need to use a CPAP or BiPAP machine?
For snoring in children caused by allergies Most of them are caused by inflammation of the respiratory system. nasal congestion or difficulty breathing through the nose to breathe through the mouth
Part of snoring is caused by sleeping with your mouth open. If taking care of health Prevent respiratory problems Makes the child breathe easily and avoid risk factors from allergens Snoring from allergies will disappear by itself. without having to be treated with a ventilator
For snoring in children not caused by allergies But caused by other causes such as snoring because of respiratory disorders The airway is blocked or narrowed. causing moderate to severe snoring It is a health problem that may include sleep apnea. The need for ventilator care, CPAP or BiPAP depends on the doctor's diagnosis.