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could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
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 that drain from surrounding tissues. When there is chronic inflammation in the nasopharygeal area, adenoids will be big. Then with enlarged adenoids, they will further obstruct the drainage causing more congestion. An allergist or ENT can help you.

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Is there any evidence that overbreathing can cause adenoid hypertrophy and/or can breath re training shrink the adenoid?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Complex question: If you mean overbreathing through the nose, by the time air reaches the adenoid, it has been cleansed of most contaminants and is at body temperature. Therefore the act of nasal inhalation would have no effect on the size of the adenoid in children. The adenoid is a lympho-epithelial structure that usually atrophies with age. I do not think that any training would effect the size of adenoid.
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Adenoid and deviated septum getting fixed. Can you tell me procedure?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Septoplasty and: Adenoidectomy.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are good ways to relax before and after tonsil / adenoid surgery?

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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 54 years experience
Pain medicine: You should take strong pain medicine to relax. I would not recommend Aspirin though, since Aspirin increases risk of bleeding. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or weak opioid such as vicodin may work. I would ask your doctor to prescibe the medicine. A cold compression on the front of the neck, sipping ice, or icecream also may help.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How am I going to feel after getting my adenoid surgery tomorrow?

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Dr. Scott Rickert
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Sore throat/neck: Typically you will feel sore throat, ear aches or a stiff neck after adenoid surgery. It lasts about 1 week during recovery and slowly improves. The first day will also have some post anesthesia affect so you will not feel completely yourself due to that. The best course is to rest for the first few days during recovery.
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A 34-year-old female asked:

What is adenoid hypertrophy?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Large adenoids: It's terminology which means large adenoid tissue. It's only a problem if the large adenoids are causing some obstruction of the airway or eustachian tube, and/or leading to a chronic infection.

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