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Getting Tonsil Adenoid
What to do if I am getting tonsil and adenoid surgery, my dad wants to wait until christmas break, but idont want to waitconsuler about it?
Sorry: Without context - I am not sure what the issue is. ...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
ENT: Best to see an ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. ...Read more
Would it be a good idea for my child to get his tonsils removed at the same time he gets his adenoid removed?
Can be done if indic: I t can be done if there is indication for tonsilectomy. So it depends on the surgeon. Discuss with the surgeon. Many times there is no indication and need for tonsilectomy and tonsils are not removed. ...Read more
I'm a singer and probably getting my tonsils removed soon. I'm wondering if I should get my adenoids removed as well?
Adenoids?: Your surgeon should be able to evaluate your adenoids with a nasopharyngoscope. In your age group the adenoids are not removed routinely during a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
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Can you get an endoscopy after you have had your tonsils and adenoids removed? If not how long do I have to wait?
If I have guttate psoriasis and I have flare ups when I get strep. I have no tonsils, could the be caused by my adenoids?
YES: Yes... Due to blockage of the airway with tonsil swelling or increased nasal resistance with a cold. If it is just contributing to poor rest and fatigue during the day... No big deal... If it produces (cyanosis) - turning blue... Eval by the er is mandatory. ...Read more
2.5 year old had his tonsil and adenoid removed yesterday due to sleep apnea. He still snores and gasps forair like before. Is this normal or will it get better?
Yes: Absolutely... The issue is related to your eustachian tubes - not your adenoid/tonsils (or absence). ...Read more
Why I am still having issues with my throat 4 months after having my tonsils and adenoids taken out. Why do I get laryngitis & a sore throat so easy?
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
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
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
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