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Can you die from adenoiditis?

Can you die from adenoiditis?

Not likely: Adenoitis is an infection of the adenoid tissue. Most adults don't have this anymore..But kids may have large adenoid that can become infected leading to sinus and throat infections. Although it is possible to lead to death, it is not likely. It can however cause serious problems in immunocompromised patients. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Adenoiditis (Definition)

This indicates there is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the adenoids. The adenoids will often enlarge and discharge a thick mucus down the throat. There is often a chronic low grade infection ...Read more


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What are the tests for adenoiditis?

What are the tests for adenoiditis?

Nasal endoscopy: The only way to diagnose adenoiditis is to look at the adenoid directly, either with a mirror or a nasal endoscope. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: adenoiditis?

Chronic infection : This indicates there is a chronic inflammatory condition involving the adenoids. The adenoids will often enlarge and discharge a thick mucus down the throat. There is often a chronic low grade infection in the adenoids, simultaneously. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for adenoiditis?

What is the treatment for adenoiditis?

Temp vs permanent: Most cases of ademoiditis are treated with either oral antibiotics or, eventually, surgery. The problem with this ailment is that it's really about bacteria that live in a community called a 'biofilm'. Once they get together and make a coating around themselves, they're hard to kill with just antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have adenoiditis? I have symptoms of pain when swallowing?

How can I tell if I have adenoiditis? I have symptoms of pain when swallowing?

T ; A Discomfort: If you have swollen tonsils and/or adenoids, your physician is most able to diagnose you and render the necessary treatment. Often, inflamed t;a's accompany an infection that should be treated, sometimes with antibiotics if it is of bacterial origin. Today, avoid acidic food and drinks, and stick to water and painkillers (aspirin if you can take it) and a bland diet. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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