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A 22-year-old female asked:

My 7 year old sister has got adenoiditis. what are the treatment options ?is it advisable to give steroids or doing surgery ?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
ENT: These decisions should be made by ENT physician who examined your sister. Usually if infection is chronic and adenoids affect breathing ENT physician will consider doing adenoidectomy.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Talk to ENT: There are other options depending on the patient. If there are disturbances in the sleep cycle, behavioral changes and/or problems at school, then the surgery may be the best option. Your ENT surgeon can guide you here.

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