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enlarged adenoids in infants

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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Hummm: Can't think of one. Hopefully an ENT specialist will comment, but if they are causing airway issues you need to discuss with them.
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 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
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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Trigg
23 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal congestion: Adenoids sit behind the nose. In children enlarged adenoids are somewhat common and can result in nasal congestion, post nasal drip, runny nose, and c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Yes: Adenoids are lymph nodes, they drain infections. Many infections are airborne. There are winter viruses and summer viruses, that you get just from s ... 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

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