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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: hennie | 2007/03/13

Q.

enlarged adenoids

i think my son got enlarged adenoids how old must he be to remove them

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He must first be checked by an ENT surgeon and the correct diagnosis must be made. Adenoids are not usually removed in children under 12 to 18 months unless the adenoids are causing very severe nasal blockage.

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Posted by: Zetty | 2007/03/13

The moment she came home from hospital after birth it first sounded as if there was some mucus on the lungs. I took her to the doctor who said there was nothing the lungs were clean. She kept on making this noise. After a while she could not sleep because it sounds like her nose is blocked but there is nothing in her nose, then it sound more to the back of her nose. She also have allergies so after 3rd time I went to Pead he told me maybe we should check her adenoids. It was so enlarged and she had such a small space to breath through her nose, they had to take it out immediately. Dr was scared she would stop breathing.

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Posted by: mom of 1 boy | 2007/03/13

how long were the operation? was it Sore? When did it started when she were small? my were when his was 4 weeks old!

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Posted by: Zetty | 2007/03/13

My daughter was operated on the other day she was then 8 months. My daughter's adenoids started closing up her airway.

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