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Stuttering In Children And Has Large Tonsils And Adenoids
11yr old daughter has mild sleep apnea, tonsils are pretty small. They want to take anoids and tonsils out, is this necessary?
Air is necessary: What is necessry is that your daughter get sufficient air flow during sleep. If she has sleep apnea at age 11, she will likely have much bigger problems as an adult. Tonsils and adenoids are a good place to start, and I am sure that your md would not have recommended it without benefit. Proper sleep and airflow is very important for growth and development. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What can cause obstructive sleep apnea in children that already have their adenoids & tonsils out?
If an autistic child has their tonsils and adenoids removed could we see an improvements with development?
What is the connection between cleft lip and palate and ear infections? My child was born with a cleft lip and palate. He often gets ear infections, and he has actually experienced some hearing loss because of them. Why do children with cleft palates get
Tonsillitis + sleep: Breathing might be noisy due to swelling of tonsils. ...Read more
Have a chronic sore throat which hurts more when swallowing, and pain in my ears when swallowing. Also recurrent problems with fluid behind my eardrums, large tonsils and adenoids. Get surgery?
Allergies?: You should be evaluated first by a physician to see if that's what you really need. It is possible the symptoms you are having could be caused by allergies. Of course you need a good exam and maybe surgery is the answer but i like to try the medical route before i take a patient to surgery. ...Read more
How risky is removal of adenoids and tonsils with a six year old ?She complains of shortness of breath and gets sore throats a lot .
What are the reasons for an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in 5 year old with allergies, fluid in ears, snoring, and 3 episodes of facial swelling?
To treat ear fluid : Tonsils are lymph nodes (ln) at back of throat and adenoids are ln above the tonsils at the back of nose near the eustachian tube (et) opening. The et runs from middle ear to back of nose and if blocked by large adenoids the et can't equalize air pressure in middle ear leading to fluid and infection in middle ear. Large adenoids can block nose causing snoring. Facial swelling probably unrelated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toddler have acid reflux, difficulty breathing and her adenoids & tonsils were removed is she eligible for disability?
You're kidding ??.: Disability issues are determined on a state by state basis. Such medical issues are common in early childhood & resolve as a kid grows older.Why a kid would be considered disabled because of routine childhood illness is a bit much to consider. ...Read more
My daughter and son both vomit when they have strep. Can strep also cause mild diarrhea in a young child?
Can adenoids become enlarged in adults and cause problems? If so, what are some of the common causes for adenoid hypertrophy in adults?
Why do children with cleft lip and palate have a higher incidence of cavities than children born without this defect? We are having my son's cleft lip and palate surgically corrected. How many surgeries are will be needed in the coming years? I've also he
Almost never: Adenoids tend to disappear on their own in older kids and teens. While some could still persist in grown ups, if there is new adenoid growth in an adult it is concerning for something else growing in the area (like lymphoma or other tumor) and in that case a biopsy can be considered in the clinic, or complete removal in the operating room to assess for the underlying cause. ...Read more
Daughter 5 has a long split uvular and very large tonsils, has a lisp and also has re occurring throat and ear infections is this something to worry ?
Prob not maybe maybe: You mention five issues in 1 question. Please break these down for us. The split uvula is not unusual but may be associated with midline abnormalities of the brain. Large tonsils may cause sleep apnea. The lisp needs speech therapy. Throat and ear issues depends on resolution and many other factors. Worry is a wasted emotion. Don't do it. Investigate your daughters multiple chronic issues w MD! ...Read more
I have one enlarged tonsil with craters and tonsil stones in it; and the other tonsil has one red bump sticking out and tonsil stones as well.
Cryptic tonsils: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
I am 25 one side of tonsils and adenoids atrophied while the other remains enlarged. Without pain or hoarseness. Do tonsils and adenoids atrophy bilaterally at the same time?
Possibly: These are organs which help to combat inflammation. When they are enlarged it suggests they are earning their keep by warding off disease. They seldom need to be removed unless they are interfering with other functions or creating problems. If that occurs, see your ENT doctor and ask their opinion. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no larger than the fossa but to the fossas, 3 + larger than the fossa or pillars, 4+ touching each other. As we get older the tonsils should recede and get smaller. Enlarged tonsils decrease the size of ...Read more
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