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Daughter keeps 'snorting', then coughing..?

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 16, 2008
  • 02:47 AM

Please help! My daughter has suffered with a kind of 'snorting' sniff, which then makes her cough. She has been experiencing problems with concentration at school, and her behaviour is an issue. I have heard that 'Glue Ear ' can prompt symptoms like these; also she has a habit of turning up the volume on tv and stereo. The 'snorting' is incessant, and incredibly tiring to bear! It has become so ingrained in her behaviour, that along with the problems previously mentioned, the word Autism has been applied to my daughter's condition,by an educational psychologist. However, I feel the need to explore the ENT avenue before applying this label to her! I know that people are often wrongly diagnosed, so I'd love to hear if anyone has experienced something similar.

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  • It definitely sounds like your daughter has congestion that is at least causing post nasal drip. The snorting is probably her attempt to clear the space between her sinuses and soft palate of thick gunk and then it falls into her throat causing her to cough to try and clear that airway. I'd take her to a specialist if you can- especially if you have access to a Pediatric Ear Nose & Throat Specialist. Mind you, that may not be the answer to all of her problems, but at least she'll be more comfortable and like my ENT says "you never know, it might just be it".
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