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Is there a connection between enlarged adenoid and food allergies?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not directly

Many allergic children also have food allergies. But one problem does not cause the other. They are both manifestations of the allergic state.

In brief: Not directly

Many allergic children also have food allergies. But one problem does not cause the other. They are both manifestations of the allergic state.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: No

Many kids have enlarged adenoids, and many kids have food allergies, but that doesn't mean the two are related.
That is why adenoids don't shrink when parents carefully avoid all traces of food allergens from their child's diet. Adenoids don't shrink with treatment of either food or inhalant allergies; if they don't get smaller as the child grows, they may need to be removed.

In brief: No

Many kids have enlarged adenoids, and many kids have food allergies, but that doesn't mean the two are related.
That is why adenoids don't shrink when parents carefully avoid all traces of food allergens from their child's diet. Adenoids don't shrink with treatment of either food or inhalant allergies; if they don't get smaller as the child grows, they may need to be removed.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Richard Glover II
Family Medicine

In brief: Yes

It would have to be in the differential with the sx of enlarged adenoids.

In brief: Yes

It would have to be in the differential with the sx of enlarged adenoids.
Dr. Richard Glover II
Dr. Richard Glover II
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