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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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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 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 »

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