Children With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Seem To Benefit From Intranasal …

One in every fifty children is affected by obstructive sleep apnea. Previously it was reported that adenotonsillectomy was performed on children with obstructive sleep apnea and that improved their quality of life.  24 Patients , between the age of 2 and 14, who would be having their tonsils and adenoids removed , were selected into two groups for  a study. One group received an intranasal spray ( see article) for a period of two weeks. The other group did not. At the completion of two weeks both groups underwent surgery for the removal of their  tonsils and adenoids.

Children with obstructive sleep apnea who are prescribed fluticasone furoate nasal spray were found to produce lower amounts of specific inflammatory cell proteins that trigger their condition, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center

It was concluded that fluticasone furoate nasal spray or such medications could contribute to the treatment of childhood obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

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