OSA or Obstructive Sleep Apnea means cessation of breathing during sleep caused by Obstruction to airways. This is always accompanied with snoring as a rule.
In children, this generally is caused by enlarged tonsils & adenoids.
When to Suspect:-
What Happens If You Ignore Paediatric OSA
1 Medical Management: – Steroid Sprays. This can’t be used for long duration and its a Temporary Relief.
2 Appliances :- CPAP-Poor compliance in children.
3 Surgery :- Removal of Adenoids and Excess Tonsillar Tissue- Coblation.
This has a benefit of