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Can enlarged adenoids cause drooling? No sinus or ear infections

I have a child that seems to drool an awful lot. He has been cleared of sinus issues, no ear infections, and we have seen a dentist about the frenal attachments...All have been fine. I have recently heard about adenoids and how an enlarged adenoid can cause drooling. My question is do they shrink over time? Can drooling improve time as they shrink or is this something to be addressed. If adenoids are removed do you typically see children getting sick more often?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
Adenoids may impair palatal movement and thus can cause drooling. They do regress in size with age but this is not a rule. I would advise you for a ENT consultation and consider the possibility of adenoid surgery (if required).
I hope this answers your concern. Feel free to contact me if you require more information about it

with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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