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Can Adenoid Be Treated Without A Surgery?

My son, aged 13, has Adenoid (as diagnosed by ENT specialist, with the help of x-ray and CT scan). They are advising surgery through laser. I want to avoid surgery. Can it be cured without surgery. My his ears pain (say about once in 2-3 months) we find it difficult to take it. The pain goes away in some time with the help of pain killer and warming back of ear.
Tue, 27 Jan 2015
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Hi,
I understand your concern.
Adenoids are lymph tissue which help children fight infection. They grow big when they are swollen-Infection can cause swelling of adenoids leading to various symptoms like repeated sinus ,cold, ear infection, breathing mouth. These conditions can be treated well by giving medicines( antibiotics/ anti inflammatory drugs).& the swollen adenoid shrink after child grows.
But when such infections are repeated & severe/persistant- may affect child's health/ growth.In such case they need to be removed surgically.
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Can Adenoid Be Treated Without A Surgery?

Hi, I understand your concern. Adenoids are lymph tissue which help children fight infection. They grow big when they are swollen-Infection can cause swelling of adenoids leading to various symptoms like repeated sinus ,cold, ear infection, breathing mouth. These conditions can be treated well by giving medicines( antibiotics/ anti inflammatory drugs).& the swollen adenoid shrink after child grows. But when such infections are repeated & severe/persistant- may affect child s health/ growth.In such case they need to be removed surgically. Thanks.