Enlarged Adenoids

Adenoids are tissues providing immunity situated in the back of the throat above the tonsils. Adenoids swell and return to their original size after the infection subsides. It is natural for adenoids to shrink once the child grows. The adenoids are enlarged permanently in some, leading to mouth breathing, difficulty swallowing, stuffy nose, snoring, etc. Surgical removal of the adenoids or reducing the size of the adenoids with nasal steroids is the treatment of choice.

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My son has severe ear pain and ringing sound in ear. What is the solution for him?

Query: Hello doctor,My 5-year-old son has been complaining of severe ear pain (just the right ear) and occasionally says that he hears a sound in the same ear. When he is abroad he has a nonstop cold, phlegm, and chest congestion. But when he travels here he is absolutely fine. He also suffers from nose bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Have you taken an adenoid x-ray? Can you upload the x-ray if you have taken it? Do you think there could be some allergen in his place abroad which could be causing allergy and nose block in your son? Does he take food properly? Is there any dust inside the house abro...  Read Full »

Can my mouth breathing habit lead to sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19. I am partly a mouth breather since childhood. I mean, I breathe through my mouth only while sleeping. Is it harmful? Will I get sleep apnea? I am a thin guy with no snoring issues.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query about mouth breathing. I would like to say that yes, eventually it causes enlarged tonsils as well as adenoids, and causes a nasal obstruction leading to obstructive sleep apnea. It can happen in any body type. If your nose is blocked because...  Read Full »

What is causing my kid to wake up at night unable to breathe?

Query: Hello doctor, I just am wondering if someone can look at the X-rays of my daughter for free and explain it to me and tell me if this is sleep apnea or normal. She wakes up at night unable to breathe and her nose seems to get stuffy and I just cannot read this and they never explained it and I am won...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering the clinical complaints that your daughter has and also with the nose getting stuffy, I suspect adenoid enlargement rather than chest abnormality. This can be checked by a simple nasopharynx X-ray. However, the chest radiograph that you have attached is ...  Read Full »

Why is my child's tongue white though he cleans it twice daily?

Query: Hello doctor, My child is three years and six months old and he is diagnosed with adenoid enlargement. His tongue is always white when he gets up in the morning. I make him brush and clean his tongue twice daily. Is there any cure for his problem as he does not eat properly? Can this white tongue be...  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation you are facing with your child. It seems like your child is having a fungal infection. Application of antifungal medicine can help in curing it. Maintenance of proper oral hygiene is of utmost importance. Hope this will help you and your chi...  Read Full »

Do the adenoids need surgery when they are enlarged by 80 to 90 percent in a 5-year-old child?

Query: Hi doctor, What does it mean when adenoids are between 80 to 90 percent in a five-year-old child? Does it mean he needs surgery?  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity) shows adenoid hypertrophy of 80 to 90 percent. The nasopharynx, means the enlarged adenoid occupies 80 to 90 percent anteroposterior distance of the nasopharyngeal airway. Suppose a child of one to seven y...  Read Full »

Is it good to do surgery or wait till 3 years for the problem of adenoid?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 22 months old. He has a problem with adenoids. We recognized it from six months of age and started giving medicines. Whenever he gets cold, he has difficulty in breathing. He breathes through his mouth and keeps his mouth open while sleeping. We have consulted many doctors, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your child is having respiratory distress during sleep or his cold and cough symptoms get increased as the child grows, then immediate surgery has to be done. Because adenoids continue to enlarge till 5 years of age, and after that, they st...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for a deviated nasal septum?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a blocked nose. Sometimes, it remains blocked on the left side and sometimes, it remains blocked on the right side. I consulted a doctor and he told me that I have nasal obstruction and my nose remains curved inside and my adenoid is also blocked. But after that, he told me that...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two aspects here that can be responsible for the nasal obstruction that you are facing. Normally one side of the nasal cavity remains more congested than the other and works more to humidify the air we breathe. People having a fairly straight nasal septum ...  Read Full »

Please give your valuable opinion on my child's hearing problem.

Query: Hi doctor,Please have a look at her hearing test report and give your suggestion. Please find the patient details. Her adenoids and tonsils were removed. Due to enlarged adenoids, she got an infection in her middle ear, and she did not hear clearly. Then her middle ear was cleaned, and the tube was ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reason why she is still not hearing properly is probably due to remnant adenoids, which could have been left behind and would have undergone compensatory hypertrophy causing the same problem for which surgery has been done. I would recommed her to use Metatop (Momet...  Read Full »

How to treat fever, headache, and ear pain in a 4-year-old child?

Query: Hi doctor, My four-year-old child is suffering from a fever of 100 degrees. He has headaches with ear pain. Before a month, the doctor told me that he has sound production in his ears and so he treated it. Now he has a fever, headache, and ear pain without involving tonsils.   Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child is having a mild infection in adenoids. It causes ear blockage, pain, and sometimes discharge occurs. You can follow this treatment. You can give syrup Augmentin 475 mg 3 ml (Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid) three times a day after food for a week, syrup...  Read Full »

What causes a child's ears and nose to have a very foul smell?

Query: Hello doctor,My 4-year-old son's ears and nose have a very foul smell, and he also has a running nose. I have noticed it for a week now.  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be two things that are causing the foul-smelling discharge from the nose and ear. 1. A foreign body - Make sure that the child has not inserted any foreign object in the nose or the ear as this is the most common cause of foul smell discharge in this age ...  Read Full »

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