Factors that affect snoring in children and adults

Most sore throats are caused by viruses, and may occur with a cold or after cold. A mild sore throat may be cause by dry air, smoking, air pollution, or yelling. Children and adults who have allergies or stuffy noses (breathing through the nose is a more efficient way to bring air into the lungs (respiratory system) than mouth breathing) may breathe through their mouths while sleeping. This can cause a mild sore throat.

Sore throats can also be caused by inflammation of the tonsils, (tonsillitis – structures located on both sides of the oropharynx that may cause narrowing of the airway if enlarged) or adenoids. (adenoiditis – spongy masses of lymphoid tissue that help protect kids from getting sick, occupy the nasopharynx, the space between the back of the nose, and the throat) This is common in children. Tonsils and adenoids are usually caused by a virus. Enlarge tonsils, and adenoids are the primary cause of snoring in children.

Tonsils and Adenoids

  1. Tonsil
  2. Uvula
  3. Adenoid (not visible)

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