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Is 1st approach to treat enlarge adenoid in kids is surgery? 3yrs old never had ear infection, snoring, or breath thru mouth. Has gred since birth.

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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics
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In brief: No--try decongestant

if there are no symptoms at all---no ear infections,no snoring the first approach to enlarged adenoids is not surgery.
Adenoids can shrink with age if not infected.

In brief: No--try decongestant

if there are no symptoms at all---no ear infections,no snoring the first approach to enlarged adenoids is not surgery.
Adenoids can shrink with age if not infected.
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Nasal steroid sprays may also be of benefit in shrinking nasal and adenoidal tissues.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Adenoids

You can try shrinking the adenoids by using a steroid nasal inhaler twice a day.

In brief: Adenoids

You can try shrinking the adenoids by using a steroid nasal inhaler twice a day.
Dr. Oscar Novick
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