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can a food sensitivity cause adenoid hypertrophy (in infants)?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
YES: Allergic reaction can cause enlargement.See your personal provider for further evaluation.
Answered on May 31, 2012
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Dr. Dean Trigg
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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