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Stuttering in children and has large tonsils and adenoids

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Possibly: These are organs which help to combat inflammation. When they are enlarged it suggests they are earning their keep by warding off disease. They seld... Read More
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Depends: The key question is always symptoms. If the enlargement is causing significant airway obstruction with snoring or disordered breathing while sleeping ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Formula: Not likely. Typically, infant formula allergies cause abdominal symptoms, such as pain, diarrhea, etc...
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Trigg
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Not necessarily: Enlarged tonsils and adenoids in children is a common finding. Unless the tonsils and adenoids are causing more problems than they are worth (labored ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology 62 years experience
T & A: I understand your concerns and would suggest you discuss this with the ENT doctor who will be doing the surgery.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe: The symptoms you are describing are consistent with signs of airway obstruction. Before removing tonsils and/or adenoids (adenoids are the usual cause... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Selter
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma 38 years experience
Maybe nasal steroids: If the enlarged tonsils and adenoids are causing sleep issues such as apnea, recurrent pharyngitis, difficulty in swallowing or eating then a t &a is ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
May need surgery: At 33 years of age, my concern with large tonsils is a sleep disorder which can be serious. How do you know that your adenoids are hypertrophic (enla... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jana Tomsky Corvalan
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly ...: Swollen tonsiles could be sign of infection or just immune response to various stimuli. Adenosids swells as result of allergic rhinitis, infection etc... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
Family Medicine, Board Certified 29 years experience
Whatever you can: Tolerate. For first few days, swallowing will be hard. Cold liquids feel better. Popsicles are classics. Also jello. Cold ensure (even in a shake or s... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Popisicles: Most important is to remain hydrated. Sucking on ice cubes or popsicles can help keep you hydrated and help swelling and pain. Try crushed ice or soft... Read More
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