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Child with constant fever, cough, cold. Enlarged adenoid tissue. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:how can i help u today ?
User:My niece is 5 years old and she constantly has fever, cold and cough.She snores at night. Child Specialist had advised an X-ray to chech for the Adenoid tissue, and in the X-ray , it was found out that the adenoid tissue is enlarged.
Doctor:ok
User:how can this be cured ?
Doctor:usually, treatment of antibiotics will be helpful, to clear the infection, which is the cause of the enlargd tonsils
Doctor:adenoids are also called as nasopharngeal tonsils
User:I see
User:which treatment is the best in this case ?
User:homeopathy ?
Doctor:the enlarged tonsils are needed to , provide immnuity to the growing child, so that natural immunity develops
User:right
Doctor:this is not a disease, but a natural process in a childs development
User:i see
User:but she has been badly suffering from colf, cough and fever
User:frequently
Doctor:in case, the adenoids are very large, and is determined, that it is causing more issues to the child, then it can be removed by a small surgery
User:surgery is not required in this case...right ?
User:i see
Doctor:then the cause of the enlargement is the recurrent infections
User:removing them won't make the immune system weak then ?
Doctor:so treatment of the infections , and prevention of colds will be the best way
Doctor:the need for surgery, will be decided only if the benefits are more due to surgery
User:Ok
Doctor:there are lot of lymphoid tissues in the body, which can take over the function of the adenoids
User:what would you suggest for this, alopathy/ homeopathy/ayurvedic ?
User:hmm, I see
Doctor:so, removing them, will not cause much issues
Doctor:you can consult with a ayurvedic doctor, who can prescribe her natural medications, to strenthen her immunity
Doctor:these medications can help to , reduce the chances of recurrent infections
User:and does the size also gets reduced with medicines ?
Doctor:yes, if the condition is treated , effectively, then the size of the adenoids will reduce
User:I see
User:Can you suggest anyone for this treatment ?
Doctor:which city do u live in ?
User:Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
Doctor:give me a few moments
User:Sure
Doctor:You can consult Dr XXXXXXX at - XXXXXXX Clinic, Plot No 241, Nirmalnagar, Pipeline Road, Pipeline Road, Ahmednagar - 0000 , phone 0000
User:Ok, thank you very much
User:is he a ayurvedic practisioner ?
Doctor:Yes, that is right
User:Ok..
User:Can you also know if we have may be better options in Pune ?
Doctor:you mean doctors in pune ?
User:Yeah, if you feel they are good
Doctor:you can consult, Ayush Ayurved And Multi Speciality Panckarma Centre , at Row House No 6, 7 XXXXXXX XXXXXXX Park, Opp Corporation Bank, Viman Nagar, Pune - 0000 , phone 0200 0000
User:Ok, Thank you
Doctor:U r welcome
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