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Why do enlarged adenoids form?

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Dr. Dean Trigg
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Infection: Adenoids are lymphatic tissue that help to fight off infections. They become enlarged usually during upper respiratory, ear, and sinus infections. Allergies can contribute to enlarged adenoids as can gastroesophageal reflux (in children).
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