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2 year old's mystery breathing problem

my daughter has trouble breathing at night. Really loud and mucus-fulled snoring, pauses in breathing due to build up of mucus between nose and throat. During the day difficulty breathing through her nose so a lot of mouth breathing and wheezing due to mucus. Pediatrician has been treating with nasal spray (for minor nasal tissue swelling), nebulizer with albuterol, and most recently claritin. She had allergy test which revealed allergies to milk, peanuts, soy, wheat, corn, eggs. but no environmental triggers. Eliminated those things from her diet for two weeks along with taking allergy meds but no relief. Saw ENT doctor but x-rays revealed nothing abnormal so she determined that it must be the milk allergy. I don't think it is related to food allergy because symptom were gone when we left GA and traveled to NY and outside the country. Cleaned air vents and filters, changed carpet, bedroom furniture and linen but still nothing. Getting a second opinion and retesting for allergies but hoping for a suggestion on what this could be. Thanks in advance.
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Dust mites inside her pillow?  The cat?
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Who did the allergy testing and what king of testing was done?  Did an pediatric allergist do the test or the pediatrician?  Was the testing done by blood RAST or skin *****?  

Two thoughts:  
1) Asthma - could be environmental irritants not allergens (or if blood RAST test was used, they are highly inaccurate).  I would recommend she see a pediatric allergist for propper skin ***** testing if that method was not done to start with.

2) Acid reflux - acid can reflux up into the sinuses and the back of the throat causing nasal congestion, sinus infections, asthma like symptoms, chronic cough and a host of other things.  This is definitely worth investigating.  There are a lot of life style changes that can be made to help control this.  Start by elevating the head of her bed about 6 inches it see if that helps any.

3) Have her adenoids been checked thoroughly?  I would asume so sinced she has seen an ENT, but just a thought.

Good luck finding something that works.

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She had the RAST blood test for allergies ordered by her pediatrician. considering the laundry list of things that the test said she was allergic to, I was skeptical of the results especially since it came back with so many food allergies and no environmental ones. She had x-rays done of nose, throat and chest. everything came back normal. Thanks for the advice definitely things I will bring up to the pediatrician as possibilities especially since right now she has completely refused to look at any other possible causes. Scheduled 2nd opinions with ENT and allergist so hopefully they will come up with something that makes more sense.
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