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 everyone suggests surgery. But some of them suggested we wait till three years of age. He is taking Telekast 4 and Momeflo nasal spray for the past four months. But there is a slight difference. He gets cold and fever frequently. He does not have any hearing problems. We have done a hearing test. Is it good to wait for three years, or can I do his surgery immediately? Kindly give your opinion.
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 start to shrink in size. If the surgery is done earlier, then there are chances of having regrowth. If there is no increase in symptoms and respiratory distress during sleep, then you can wait for three years to have an adenoidectomy.
I hope this was helpful.
Was this answer helpful?|
Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!
Besides, in this case, if the child has enlarged adenoids, there will be some mouth breathing and snoring as well ... Read fullI started getting small tonsil stones recently, and one tonsil is slightly larger. Is this normal?
The cause of mouth breathing with or without snoring should be found ... Read fullMy son is breathing through mouth and not nose. What can I do for it?
It could be a result of allergies or inflammation of adenoids behind the nose ... If there is some other form of inflammation of adenoids, then he needs removal of adenoids... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask a Paediatrician Now