10 months old boy | 2 years ago
What are the treatment options for sleep apnea?
2 years ago
In many children, large tonsils and adenoids are the cause of sleep apnea. Removing them will help solve the problem with OSA. A different surgery may be needed if your child's sleep apnea is caused by a structural problem with the throat, face or jaw. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is the most common treatment for sleep apnea in adults. It may also help children when surgery is not possible or does not work. PAP provides a gentle and steady flow of air through a mask that is worn over the nose. This keeps the airway open and prevents pauses in breathing as your child sleeps.