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My son was diagnosed with enlarged adenoids. Is surgical removal necessary?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is diagnosed with adenoid. I would like to have a second opinion on the status of his adenoids. I am sharing the x-ray with you. I appreciate any help you can provide.  Read Full »

Dr. Ranjit Peter

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have gone through the x-rays (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity); the first x-ray is the x-ray nasopharynx lateral view taken to grade the adenoids, and the grade would be II to III. Meaning that it is causing about 50 to 75 % obstruction in the back...  Read Full »

Will my voice block cure after I get my adenoids removed?

Query: Hello doctor, Since a long time now, my voice sounds blocked all the time, even when I do not have the flu. Recently, I visited the doctor, and he told me that I need to take my adenoids out after three months. But, I was wondering whether there is a 100 % chance that my voice will sound perfectly n...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Nasal voice can occur due to an adenoid enlargement. Adenoids are protective in kids, and they should regress in size by the age of 10 to 13. However, in your case, they are still big causing a blockage of the nose while you talk, breathe, etc. In addition to causing ...  Read Full »

Is ear infection common in children with adenoid hypertrophy?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter aged 5 years is having an ear infection wherein we could observe a small yellow pus formation inside her right ear almost at the end. It itches a lot although she does not experience any pain. This is present for close to three weeks now. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Laxmi Narasimha G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You described about the right ear discharge since three weeks is associated with tonsillitis. I want to know whether is there any attack of cold? Is there any injury to ear with earbud? Is there any symptoms of mouth breathing? Is there any previous diagnosis of adenoi...  Read Full »

What could be the cause of breathlessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been experiencing breathing problem for the past one week. Whenever I am trying to take long breathe, I am not able to push air completely inside through nose or mouth. After consecutive try, full breathe happens. There is no sign of a cough or pneumonia. Also, I do not have a cold...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, it is not related to eating jamun. It is also not due to stress. It could be due to lung pathology or sinus involvement. Secretions from sinus may be blocking airflow or it could be directly due to lung involvement. It can also happen if there is hyperplasia or growt...  Read Full »

Can mold cause ear infections?

Query: Hello doctor, Last year, I noticed that my 3 year old's tonsils were very large. I contacted his doctor. But, he could not find anything wrong. I later noticed him yelling or talking loudly and asking me to repeat a lot. So, I had a hearing test done and he failed. They explained that he had a flui...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your kid has a serous otitis media. The mild conductive hearing loss is due to this. In kids the most common cause is adenotonsillitis. My advice is to get a nasopharynx lateral view X-ray done for adenoids and send me the pictures. Give him an oral decongestant syrup ...  Read Full »

I had grommets as a baby, and my ENT believe that I still had one in my left ear. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I had grommets as a baby, and my old ENT believed that I still had one in my left ear. I have had ringing in my ears, and it is getting to the point where I cannot hear myself think sometimes. Should I see someone new about it?  Read Full »

Dr. B. Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Grommet or ventilation tube insertion is done when there is a fluid accumulation behind the eardrum. The reason you would have had this as a child is probably due to adenoid hypertrophy causing eustachian tube dysfunction. Grommets depending on the type usually fall ...  Read Full »

My daughter froths while sleeping. What is her problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My three and a half year old daughter froths while sleeping. What can be the problem? This has been going on for the past two months. Please see the one minute video I have attached.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing the video (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your child sleeping with frothing at the mouth and making large noises and snoring), I think your child probably has a sleeping disorder. It is caused most commonly by enlarged adenoids. These ar...  Read Full »

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