Re: Son can't breathe thru nose-what are some options?
Obviously you can't talk about the treatment options until the ENT figures out what is causing his symptoms. Don't assume your kid needs surgery
Breathing through the mouth due to sinus congestion can be caused by a few things - allergies, sinusitis, enlarged adenoids, a deviated septum
It's mostly likely causes by the first two things I mentioned. Let me ask you, did you get his tonsils and adenoids removed when he was little? If not, a lot of times those can cause trouble breathing through the nose and congestion if they weren't removed, especially the adenoids