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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Enlarged Adenoids (Overview)

Enlarged adenoids are manifested symptomatically with difficulty breathing through the nose.


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Are there environmental reasons why children have enlarged adenoids?

Are there environmental reasons why children have enlarged adenoids?

Yes: Adenoids are lymph nodes, they drain infections. Many infections are airborne. There are winter viruses and summer viruses, that you get just from someone sneezing near you or just from airborne droplets. The adenoids are acting to clean the body of these infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
31 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Adenoids (Overview)

Enlarged adenoids are manifested symptomatically with difficulty breathing through the nose.


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What are the symptoms of enlarged adenoids and how is it treated?

Nasalobstruction: Symptoms include but not limited to: nasal , obstruction, snoring, mouth breathing, recurrent sinus infection, ear infection and middle ear fluid causing diminished hearing. Treatment depend on age, severity of symptoms and size of adenoid. Treating underlying infection and nasal steroid spray may help, but adenoidectomy ( adenoid removal) is usually recommended if severely enlaerged adenoid. ...Read more

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My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?

My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?

No: No,unless she has middle ear fluid,for some time,you should have that checked,if yes,consider tubes,in ears,,following antibiotic failure ...Read more

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Wat causes enlarged adenoids &tonsils in child?Doc said tonsils grade at 2 & adenoids are very large & to see allergist.Has asthma and acid reflux

Wat causes enlarged adenoids &tonsils in child?Doc said tonsils grade at 2 & adenoids are very large & to see allergist.Has asthma and acid reflux

Drainage: Drainage and infection cause tonsil enlargement. Adenoids too. Little ones have small sinuses and tend to have constant drainage which causes tonsillar hypertrophy. ...Read more

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What are the natural treatment for enlarged adenoids?

Check out this link.: Take care and god bless u! http://www.Yogawiz.Com/blog/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-adenoids-tonsils-in-children.Html. ...Read more

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My 7 yrs old has enlarged adenoids. His ENT has given him nasonex (mometasone) spray for 2 months two times. After treatment he stopped snoring. But he starts snoring again after couple of weeks after stop med.

My 7 yrs old has enlarged adenoids. His ENT has given him nasonex (mometasone) spray  for  2 months two times. After treatment he stopped snoring. But he starts snoring again after couple of weeks after stop med.

Adenoids ; snoring: Hello, when we prescribe intranasal steroids, we are doing so to help reduce swelling within the nasal cavity. Since your child noted a resolution of the snoring it seems like now there are a few options. Surgical removal of the adenoids, continued ins use or possibly an allergy eval to determine if the adenoids tissues are reactive to allergy. I would recommend the allergy eval. As your doc. ...Read more

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Does enlarged adenoids in children cause asthsma?

Does enlarged adenoids in children cause asthsma?

No: Asthma has a complex origin in genetic and environmental triggers. Kids with enlarged adenoids are often sicker than others for a number of reasons, but the presence of the enlargement does not cause asthma. ...Read more

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My son aged 6 years has enlarged adenoids gland X-ray shows 50% what to do now. Can surgery be avoided?

Depends on variables: Tonsils and adenoids tend to grow faster than the rest of the body until about 8 years of age.Then they plateau in size while the kid continues to grow. Clinical problems such as sleep apnea is aggravated by this, allergies, infection and the like.If sleep apnea is present at 6, it is likely to worsen. This may make surgery a reasoned choice.If not symptomatic, it should improve by 10-14. ...Read more

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Why do enlarged adenoids form?

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). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

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