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Why do enlarged adenoids form?

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


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What type of scan/exam can detect enlarged adenoids?

Office exam: In office nasal endoscopy by an otolaryngologsit would detect adenoid enlargment, for young children who might not tolerate this exam a simple x-ray could assess size of adenoid tissue. ...Read more

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Please tell me can enlarged adenoids cause deformity?

No deformity: Enlarged adenoids can cause nasopharyngeal obstruction with tonsils with mouth breathing, sleep apnea, and snoring. Infections of tonsils and adenoids may alsonecessitate surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: enlarged adenoids?

What is the definition or description of: enlarged adenoids?

Obstruction: Enlarged adenoids are swollen lymphatic tissue with the nasal passages. It can cause snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. This tissue can be removed as in tonsillectomy to relieve obstruction. ...Read more

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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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What are the consequences of leaving enlarged adenoids untreated?

Nasal congestion: Adenoids sit behind the nose. In children enlarged adenoids are somewhat common and can result in nasal congestion, post nasal drip, runny nose, and contribute to sinus infections. Usually this is short-lived and no therapy is necessary but if lasting more than a month, consideration of nasal steroids and saline is made for treatment. Sometimes an adenoidectomy is performed. ...Read more

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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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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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Are there any home remedies for enlarged adenoids? Would surgery be the best option?

Hummm: Can't think of one. Hopefully an ENT specialist will comment, but if they are causing airway issues you need to discuss with them. ...Read more

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Could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

Could enlarged adenoids cause chronic postnasal drip?

The other way around: It is likely the other way around. Chronic rhino-sinusitis from any etiologies causes your adenoids to enlarge. Adenoids are local lymphatic tissues that drain from surrounding tissues. When there is chronic inflammation in the nasopharygeal area, adenoids will be big. Then with enlarged adenoids, they will further obstruct the drainage causing more congestion. An allergist or ENT can help you. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 50+ person to have enlarged adenoids? What is its best treatment?

Is it normal for a 50+ person to have enlarged adenoids? What is its best treatment?

Unusual but: Unusual but not necessarily abnormal. It depends on other symptoms, and any reasons for enlarged adenoids. I would recommend a good exam by an ENT including flexible scope nasal, nasopharynx, and larynx exams. This can be due to reflux, sinusitis, tumor, chronic infection. ...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 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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Do enlarged adenoids show up on CT scans?

Yes: Your ENT doctor can see the amount of enlargement. ...Read more

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I was prescribed nasonex (mometasone) for enlarged adenoids. The doctor said to take it in the morning but I keep forgetting. Can I take it at night instead?

I was prescribed nasonex (mometasone) for enlarged adenoids. The doctor said to take it in the morning but I keep forgetting. Can I take it at night instead?

Anytime OK...: There is actually no study showing any particular time Nasonex (mometasone) should be used. It may be even better to use at night because you will be asleep and the healing can occur. If you keep forgetting to use it in am as you were instructed, it is not helping you. So, use it at night when you can remember--it is better than not using (if it works and no side effects). Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it serious to have large tonsils and slightly enlarged adenoids?

Not necessarily: Enlarged tonsils and adenoids in children is a common finding. Unless the tonsils and adenoids are causing more problems than they are worth (labored breathing at night is impacting the quality of sleep or there are recurrent infections) then the size is of no great consequence. A visit to an ENT doc is still recommended to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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Is it easy to mistake enlarged adenoids for asthma or acid reflux disease?

Is it easy to mistake enlarged adenoids for asthma or acid reflux disease?

Large adenoids: Enlarged adenoids can lead to nasal congestion, snoring, drooling and recurrent ear infections. It is straightforward to evaluate the adenoids with an x-ray or an ENT doctor can pass a small fiberoptic scope through the nose and take a direct look. Since asthma and acid reflux are common, they could be seen in patients with enlarged adenoids, but there is no mistaking big adenoids if you look. ...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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3yr old having thick sometime clear or yellowish from His nose but is thick. No fever, he has enlarged adenoids. What could be the reason and cure.

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? rhinosinusitis: Meaning inflammation / infection of his nasal passages / sinuses, enlarged adenoids would add to the problem, kindly see his pediatrician for possible need of antibiotics or an ENT evlauation, meanwhile, use saline nasal washes liberally at least once or twice a day, best wishes ...Read more

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Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?

Enlarged adenoids (adult) for 2 years. Chronic Post nasal drip and lump feeling in nasopharynx. Can adenoidectomy help (stop PND and "stuck" feeling)?

Adenoids: Adults with enlarged adenoids usually have allergies, some have reflux. Adenoid can be source of increased nasopharyngeal drainage. See ENT or Allergist. May be able to shrink the adenoids with prednisone, better allergy management. Adenoidectomy in adults can have excessive bleeding. ...Read more

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3yr old having thick mucus sometimes a bit yellowish sometimes clear from his nose. No fever. What could be the reason. He has enlarged adenoids?

3yr old having thick mucus sometimes a bit yellowish sometimes clear from his nose. No fever. What could be the reason. He has enlarged adenoids?

Environment: A little color will occur to any mucous that stays long enough in a germ rich area like the nose. It can be triggered by particles of pollen (allergy), fragrences including cleaning fumes, dust, the cold virus etc. Sometimes just removing a plugin or candel from a kids environment will improve this. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids that is causing hearing loss. My ENT only recommends a hearing aid. Is there another treatment?

Unlikely the adenoid: It is unusual for adenoids to cause hearing loss unless it is obstructing the eustachian tube and causing fluid in the ears. In that case the hearing loss is only as temporary as the fluid. ...Read more

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3yr old has enlarged adenoids, mouth breather. Past few days he sleeps has stuffy nose no mucus coming from nose, gave aerius and steam not much relief?

3yr old has enlarged adenoids, mouth breather. Past few days he sleeps has stuffy nose no mucus coming from nose, gave aerius and steam not much relief?

Mgt: The cause of the congestion should be determined. If there is a history of allergies, an antihistamine can be used to provide relief. For prolonged congestion, lasting weeks, an evaluation for sinusitis is advised. ...Read more

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2.5year old recovered from runny nose last week. This night he is snoring and I can hear a bit mucus behind nose and not chest. Has enlarged adenoids.?

Maybe??: You cannot see the adenoids directly. They lie above the soft palate. An ENT has either mirrors wherein he can stick them in the back of the throat like a dentist and look forward and see them or better yet a flexible fiber optic tool which hw inserts in the nostril and threads it in and looks forward. It is usually the vibration of the uvula, that hanging piece, that causes the snoring. ...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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4 yr old was having runny nose and now nucus is less and thick. While touching his lymph node they appear swollen on one side, he has enlarged adenoids?

4 yr old was having runny nose and now nucus is less and thick. While touching his lymph node they appear swollen on one side, he has enlarged adenoids?

Sounds sick.: This can all occur when your child is sick. But then all of this, especially the lymph node enlargement, should go away once his infection is gone. So should this all not resolve within two weeks total, then he should be evaluated again by his Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Ok for 8monthold use nasonex (mometasone) steroid nasel spray for slightly enlarged adenoids. History trach, bronch, lary malacia. Operated coarc aorta bicuspid valve?

No simple answer: A simple answer would be to say that Nasonex (mometasone) is a pretty benign drug in most instances - and that would be true. However, you describe a very, very complex case with complex respiratory issues. I would only use this drug if the physicians managing your child say ok. It should have no effect on the heart problems. ...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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Enlarged Adenoids (Definition)

Enlarged adenoids are swollen lymphatic tissue with the nasal passages. It can cause snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. This tissue can be removed as in ...Read more