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Risk of removing adenoids in kid - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   Hi
User :   Need your help in knowing about the risks and disadvantages of removing adenoids for a kid of 5 year old
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   Has the child got the surgery done or is it yet too.
User :   my son has got enlarged adenoids in the last 3 months twice
User :   he is on medication for nasalbroncho alergy
Doctor :   Ok..
Doctor :   The advantages are that he becomes less symptomatic the swellings in the throat will hinder him in
Doctor :   swallowing fluids or solids
Doctor :   so that will go away
Doctor :   adenoids are removed if they block breathing through the nose and if they cause chronic earaches or deafness.
User :   the medication he is having is duolin rotacaps 3 times a day, seroflo 250 twice a day, nasoclear nasal spray
User :   he has no problems with his ears but has been having a lot of problem with his cold and cough
Doctor :   Ok.. they are by and large to enhance his respiration..
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Risks and complications include those generally associated with surgery and anesthesia.
Doctor :   complications that could occur are very rarely, bleeding (which occurs in 0.4% of cases)
User :   yes so the padetrician and pulmalogist have suggested not to go for surgery but the ENT specialist has suggested removal of adenoids at the earliset
User :   i have been told by a lot of people that removal of adenloids brings down the immunity levels for the child
Doctor :   Adenoids are a part of the natural defense mechanism that we have
Doctor :   not really since the tonsils in the throat also perform the same function
Doctor :   Immunity is attained throughthe
Doctor :   Cells that are produced in the bone marrow..
Doctor :   Please fill this form i send and tell me when done..
Doctor :   . Studies show that while using the medication, the adenoids may shrink up to 10% and help relieve nasal blockage.
Doctor :   However, once the steroid medication is stopped, the adenoids can again enlarge and continue to cause symptoms
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