Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried mom | 2010/09/20



i suspect that my 5year old son is suffering from adenoids, and it''s effecting his hearing know. since he was born he nose is constantly close. he is breathing through his mouth, which causes him to snore alot and like i said i think it'' seffting his hearing. he had tonsolitis twice already. last year november and no june 2010 agian. when does the doctor decide to remove the tonsils and adenoids of a child? or even just the adenoids, because he is going to school next year, and i''m a afraid they gonna think my child is naughty for not listening, but actually he can''t hear. i have to talk to him 4 to five times with a different tone volume before he hears me and i know it''s not because he is naughty. could you please assist? so i can sort this problem out before it gets worse.

Expert's Reply



You have given an excellent description of a child with enlarged adenoids. Enlarged adenoids can certainly cause problems with the ears as well and with hearing. Your son should be seen by an ENT specialist and as soon as you tell him this story he will know that your son should have his adenoids removed. He may need grommets in his ears as well.

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