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Illnesses of the upper airway in early childhood

In early childhood, little ones catch cold 5-6 times a year. When they enter a community, one illness is followed by the other. Permanent oral breathing leads to a sore throat, coughing and the catarrhal inflammation of the bronchi.


Why does this happen?

Small children cannot properly blow their nose due to anatomical reasons.


The maxillary sinus is a crescent-shaped, vertical cavity the outlet opening of which is on top of the cavity and connects to the nasal cavity. According to the laws of physics, mucus stagnates in the lower part of the cavity and cannot discharge by itself.


Result: The superinfected stagnating mucus can cause tracheitis or the inflammation of the middle ear and the maxillary sinuses.


Most children cannot blow their nose due to the enlarged adenoid (caused by teeth growth) which can lead to serious problems in breathing and the functioning of the auditory tube. The auditory tube of children is much shorter and steeper so nasal mucus can get into the middle ear without hindrance.


Result: Middle ear inflammation and conductive hearing loss can easily develop which has a negative effect on both articulation and speech development.


Why is it a problem?

During such illnesses due to the increased secretion production, secretion accumulates in the paranasal sinuses, which can get superinfected causing serious illnesses. The damage of nasal breathing influences the speaking voice, as it can turn into unpleasant nasality.


What can you do to prevent these complications?

By removing nasal mucus from the lower nasal cavities and ethmoidal cells, you can prevent illnesses or accelerate the healing process. With correct nasal aspiration you can avoid serious complications and medication.


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