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Suffering from cold, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing. Tonsils and adenoids removed. Cure?

When i was 6 i had my tonsils and adanoids out. I now work in hosptial but am non clinical staff and i cannot seem to shift this cold i have had for 4 weeks. In the last week it has moved from my throato to my chest and now it is blocking my nose to the point i cannot sleep at night because i cannot breathe. Do your adenoids stop and destroy airbourne infections getting into your system?
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Hi thanks for your question.
Tonsils and adenoids are part of lymphatic system of body and provide immunity against infection.Yes they trap and kill airborne infection.
Most probably your suffering from pharyngitis(infection of throat) and rhinitis(infection of nose) leading to congestion of nose and hypertrophied turbinates(small spong bone in nose) can block airflow during inspiration(taking air in) and cause difficulty in breathing.
Along with pharyngitis your upper respiratory tract is also involved.
I would suggest you to consult a physician who will examine you and may prescribe appropriate treatment.You may need a course of antibiotic,antihistiminics and nasal decongestant
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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