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If we suggest an ENT referral for you lovely child, please consider what David McIntosh has laid out here. Our prime concern is the Health of your child.Sometimes I just want to cry. I had a mum see me and she brought in this photo. What you are seeing is a young child (11 months) who is so obstructed by their tonsils that to try and breathe their chest wall is being sucked in and collapsing on itself due to excessive muscular activity. This child was dismissed by a GP as being OK because they had not had tonsillitis.

This is so very wrong and is a common and repeated experience. I am all for collegiality and mutual respect but this is just not right. This child is in extremis.

Please take note:
1. Tonsillectomy is most commonly done due to obstruction.
2. Paediatric ENTs could not care less if a child has never had tonsillitis if they are obstructed.
3. They don’t need to have sleep apnoea to warrant surgery
4. They don’t grow into their tonsils
5. This child is at risk of heart failure and brain damage
6. They are not too young for surgery.
7. They don’t need a sleep study.
8. It is a category 1 or 2 condition needing urgent attention within a few weeks- even 6 months is too long
9. See a paediatric ENT that focuses on airway problems and can quote the literature when providing an opinion.
10. Don’t ignore snoring or mouth breathing in kids.

I’m going to spend the next month posting on this. Enough is enough when cases like this are being dismissed.

This post needs to go viral. Please make it so. Kids need your help.
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2 weeks ago

If we suggest an ENT referral for you lovely child, please consider what David has laid out here. Our prime concern is the Health of your child.

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2 months ago

Excellent overview.Australian dental hygienist Tabitha Acret says put down the lemon water and reveals the best and worst foods and drinks for your teeth and why DIY whitening kits are BAD for you. www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/put-down-the-lemon-water-dental-hygienist-reveals-the-best-and-... ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Excellent overview.

Great article on why we do what we do. 😄 ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago

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