A 39-year-old member asked:
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is there a way to treat oversized adenoids without surgery?

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Dr. Pablo Cuevas
34 years experience Prosthodontics
No not really: At your age you should consider not having them removed unless you are having specific problems with their size, like difficulty swallowing, discomfort, or chronic infection. Mine are rather large and do not bother me. When i get a cold they may be sore for a while. I gargle with warm salt water and symptoms subside in 3-4 days.
Answered on Jun 19, 2013

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Adenoids: You can try shrinking the adenoids by using a steroid nasal inhaler twice a day.
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No: Time and weight loss are great alternatives as long as sleep obstruction is not a serious issue.

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