Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Chris | 2007/05/25



My Sister's son is 1 year three months, he's got enlarged adenoids and has difficulty in breathing. He snores during the night and stops breathing for seconds. His doctor suggested taht he undergoes edenoidectomy. But research showed that they will eventually shrink or dissapear. Is it true? If yes, is there medication we can use to make them go away? Please help.

Expert's Reply



He requires an urgent adenoidectomy. There is no doubt about him needing this operation ASAP. He is having sleep apnoea which is an indication for immediate adenoidectomy.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

user comments


Posted by: Zetty | 2007/05/25

My daughter was 8 months when they took out her adenoids and I must say it is much better now because she is more peacefull when sleeping. Also used to snore ect.

Reply to Zetty

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.