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Are Adenoid Tonsil Problems Hereditary
Maybe: Etiology of big tonsils and adenoids not known. Probably agenetic component because siblings tend to have big tonsils and adenoids and runs in families.Children exposed to bad viruses such as RSV, that young children getscan cause a pretty bad upper respiratory infection— are more likely later on to have bigger tonsils and adenoids. ...Read more
Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more
Breathing issues due to large tonsils and adenoids are the biggest problem. Snoring/sleep disturbed breathing and obstructive sleep apnea affect many people and tonsils and adenoids can be a big part of that.
Chronic tonsil and adenoid infections can cause chronic throat infections that adversely affect a person's well-being as well. ...Read more
Tonsils & adenoids removed. I have had 5 infections in the past 8 months (4 strep) bloodwork perfect no other health problems what else can it be?
Strep throat: There are instances in which colonization of the throat with bacteria that produce enzymes which attack penicillin or other antibiotics may impede the efficacy of the treatments you have been receiving. You might want to check with an infectious diseases doctor. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
He had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Tuesday August 15th. The taste seems to just start today, but swallowing has been a problem sine day after surgery.?
Tonsils: Taste will normally return with 10-14 days. Swallowing should get better by the day. Keep to liquids, soft foods, . No mouthwashes. No spicy foods for 2-3 weeks. Can use anesthetic lozenges, e.g. cyclone. Can get some prednisone if swallowing function is overly affected, decreases swelling and inflammation. ...Read more
I've always gotten sick easily, my whole life. I had my tonsils and adenoids removed this summer. But this fall, many of my lymph nodes got swollen and I became very sick again. Could I have problems with my lymph nodes?
Extreme tenderness: Beneath the corners of your lower jaw bone and neck. ...Read more
Depends: Why does he want them out? Why do you want them removed? What are your complaints? What are your symptoms? Typically we remove them for symptoms of airway obstruction or recurrent infection. Rarely we remove them if we fear there may be a tumor or cancer. Before having any surgery you need to know why it's being recommended and what the benefits are to you and what the risks are. ...Read more
Tonsil/adenoids: If your child has frequent throat infections (more then 7 in one year, 5 in two years), is having sleep problems because of the tonsils and adenoids, or has other problems (like cleft palate) that might benefit from removal. Here are the guidelines for removal by the head and neck surgery group: http://www. Entnet. Org/healthinformation/upload/cpg-tonsillectomyinchildren. Pdf. ...Read more
Tonsils for sure: The tonsillectomy part hurts way more than the adenoidectomy part. Sorry! ...Read more
No, but: It all depends on the patient. Removal of adenoids can help with the airway, decrease the frequency of infections of the ear and sinus, reduce post nasal drip, help with eustachian tube dysfunction, and even improve your voice resonance. The risk of removal is very low. So most surgeons will recommend removal of the adenoids at the same time of tonsils if they are large or chronically infected. ...Read more
Get the INFO: The best way is to get all the info you can about your surgery. Make sure you know what to expect, what to do before, and what to do after. Know how to get a hold of your doctor if there is a problem. This knowledge will give you that sense of calm. Otherwise, make sure you take your pain medicine every 4-6 hours as directed by your md. Even if you have to wake up from sleep to take it. ...Read more
Rapid recovery: Young children post tonsillectomy should be seeing daily improvements with regards to oropharyngeal pain and generalized post surgical malaise. His surgeon will give you specifics about eating and drinking hot and cold foods but using anti inflammatory drugs like Motrin will be helpful. Full recovery is expected in weeks. Make sure you keep follow up appointments with the ent. ...Read more
Private Tonsillectomy: I would have your tonsils and adenoids evaluated by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. If they feel that they need to be removed this can be done privately in an outpatient setting. Occasionally it's required to have an inpatient stay for more complex procedures. ...Read more
ENT: An otolaryngology - head and neck surgeon (aka ENT for ear, nose, and throat) would be more than capable to take care of your tonsils and adenoid problem. ...Read more
See your physician.: This sounds like an infection. You need to see a physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Whatever you can: Tolerate. For first few days, swallowing will be hard. Cold liquids feel better. Popsicles are classics. Also jello. Cold ensure (even in a shake or smoothie) will be better nutrition. Then try soft puréed foods (applesauce, soups). In 5-7 days you should be able to swallow more solid food if chewed well. I tried pepperoni pizza at day 4-didn't feel very good, but got better after that. ...Read more
Painful: Tonsil and adenoid surgery is usually painful but in a way that I like to call " controllable pain". Medications work well to keep the pain bearable. You will need to eat soft foods and avoid strenuous activities for up to 2 weeks. Some techniques to remove the tonsils work better that others. Coblation and microdebrider tonsillectomy seems to cause less pain. I don't like cautery tonsillectomy. ...Read more
ENT: Best to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. ...Read more
Depends: What kind of tips/advice are you asking for? Immediate postoperatively or in long term? In short term, avoid crunchy sharp foods as this can elicit postoperative bleeding. Long term, you should be okay. ...Read more
How old?: Depending on how old the patient is and how 'tough' they are, the recovery can take anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks. Kids always seem to bounce back faster than adults so long as they have adequate pain management. It's very important to make sure that the patient is getting a lot of hydration to avoid bleeding and help with pain. ...Read more
No hard/crunchy food: Check with your surgeon on his/her preferences. In general, ENT doctors recommend a strict soft diet for a full 2 weeks after surgery. That means nothing with hard or crunchy edges. It is possible you will only feel like having liquids for a few days after surgery before soft foods are more tolerable. Examples of soft foods include: oatmeal, applesauce, mashed potatoes, spaghetti, pancakes, etc. ...Read more
No hard/crunchy food: Check with your surgeon, but most will recommend a strict soft diet for a full 2 weeks after surgery. That means nothing with hard or crunchy edges. This is not only to prevent discomfort, but also to decrease post-op bleeding risk. Examples of soft foods include: any liquids, oatmeal, applesauce, mashed potatoes, spaghetti, pancakes, eggs, etc. ...Read more
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