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Medicine For Enlarged Adenoids
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
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
My 3 years old has speech delay, she was also diagnosed with enlarged adenoids, can this cause speech delay?
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.
? 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
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
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
Can my enlarged adenoids worsen my dry eyes? Everytime I put some kind of nasal spray my vision goes clear not blurry that it usually is cause of dry
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?
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
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
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?
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
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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