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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No deformity: Enlarged adenoids can cause nasopharyngeal obstruction with tonsils with mouth breathing, sleep apnea, and snoring. Infections of tonsils and adenoids ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Asthma has a complex origin in genetic and environmental triggers. Kids with enlarged adenoids are often sicker than others for a number of reasons, ... Read More
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Adenoids...: ...Can be enlarged by the same mechanism as causes asthma (hypersensitivity, ) but though they may be related, it's more as "siblings, " not "parent a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
The other way around: It is likely the other way around. Chronic rhino-sinusitis from any etiologies causes your adenoids to enlarge. Adenoids are local lymphatic tissues t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Speech delay: Enlarged adenoids is not known to cause speech delay. You might want to have your pediatrician check the baby's hearing and possibly refer you to a ne ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But I don't understand why a nasal spray would clear up your vision unless you have been squeezing your eyelids shut (which produces tear) while spra ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drainage: Drainage and infection cause tonsil enlargement. Adenoids too. Little ones have small sinuses and tend to have constant drainage which causes tonsilla ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Trigg
23 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Adenoids are lymphatic tissue that help to fight off infections. They become enlarged usually during upper respiratory, ear, and sinus infections. All ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Office exam: In office nasal endoscopy by an otolaryngologsit would detect adenoid enlargment, for young children who might not tolerate this exam a simple x-ray c ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal obstruction: Enlarged adenoids are manifested symptomatically with difficulty breathing through the nose.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eyas Othman
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasalobstruction: Symptoms include but not limited to: nasal , obstruction, snoring, mouth breathing, recurrent sinus infection, ear infection and middle ear fluid caus ... Read More
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