A 36-year-old member asked:
can a food sensitivity cause adenoid hypertrophy (in infants)?
2 doctor answers
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
YES: Allergic reaction can cause enlargement.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
Answered on May 31, 2012
Dr. Dean Trigg answered
22 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Food sensitivity can increase the likelihood of reflux or a reflux-like condition that can irritate the back of the throat and nose (where the adenoids are located). So not directly but indirectly.
Answered on Dec 17, 2012
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