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A 42-year-old female asked:

is 1st approach to treat enlarge adenoid in kids is surgery? 3yrs old never had ear infection, snoring, or breath thru mouth. has gred since birth.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Adenoids: You can try shrinking the adenoids by using a steroid nasal inhaler twice a day.
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
No--try decongestant: if there are no symptoms at all---no ear infections,no snoring the first approach to enlarged adenoids is not surgery.Adenoids can shrink with age if not infected.
Dr. Tanya Russo
Dr. Tanya Russo commented
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Nasal steroid sprays may also be of benefit in shrinking nasal and adenoidal tissues.
Sep 12, 2014

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