Is it ok if my child has cold after adenoids surgery and fluid in his ears ?
Hello, My son is 3 yrs and a half and he was operated on the 6th of April of adenoids and also received drains in both ears. Two days ago he catched a cold and at the ER the doctor told us yesterday that he has fluid in both ears. Is this normal or should we go to an ORL visit to check? He seams to feel ok - only that his breathing is difficult now because of the cold - the child has a running nose. Thank you so much!
Welcome to Healthcare Magic
The cold would have caused obstruction to the ear draining tubes which can cause fluid accumulation in the ear. But since drains are present it is less likely. If he develops ear pain, vomiting he may be taken to the ER. As of now he may do steam inhalation carefully to relieve him of the blockage or he may take nasal decongestants as advised by his Doctor.
I find this answer helpful
You found this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer.
For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
My two year old son has had cold symptoms for almost a year. We took him to an ENT specialist who insisted he put grommets in both ears and remove his adnoids. After the surgery the next day he said that his ears were extremely blocked with pus etc and after two weeks we saw a hearing specialist who said that he seemed to be okay but the machine consistently gave a negative reading on one ear - so had to go straight back to the ENT who said not to worry about it, there is nothing wrong with his hearing etc. His cold like symptoms did start to clear over the next month or so for about three months and then he has been hit again with another dose of symptoms. One of the grommets in his ear has almost come out around the same time he started the symptoms again. We thought that this may have been the problem but our local chemist took one look at him and said he had allergies to something, he said it could be a number of things. He is rather fair skinned and his red/purple rings under his eyes are also starting to look a little scaley. He is starting to rub his eye a little but nothing out of the norm. He is a terrible sleeper since 5 months old and has slept through the night less than a dozen times since. He drinks plenty of fluids and eats like a champion and I would like to know how to isolate foods that may be affecting him. I am extremely exhausted as I am the only one that attends to him during his sleeplessness and I think I myself have developed some sort of sleep apnia. I would really hope that I can find some sort of quick answer to a very long on going issue.
My daughter 5 years has been suffering from cough and cold for the past 1 month. She had tonsils and adenoid surgery last year. Now 10 days back she had ear pain and she was given antibiotic monocef 100 for 1 week. After that she was ok for 2 days but again started complaining of ear pain. We went to ent doctor who told us that her eardrum is red and there is fluid inside. He is telling me to start another antibiotic for another 1 week. What to do .
Hi Doctor, My 3 1/2 year old daughter has had frequent cold in the last 6 months.too. She is allergic to dust and seasonal allergy (pollen) She used to get fluid in the middle ear with mild ear pain for sometime often. 6 months back we had shown an E&T and he advised Tympanogram Test. Initially it was type B but after blowing nose and using Beta drops(saline decongestant), Tympanogram test showed type A. She is continuing Beta drops today Her Adenoid is enlarged (Grade 3-4), Tonsils is grade 3 now. It was grade 2 before 6 months. She has mouth breathing and snoring but she is sleeping ok (without waking up in between.) Right Tympanic Membrane is dull as per doctor s latest investigation. Lymp node enlargement at neck which was seen in March 2010 and sore throat has reduced. WBC count and all blood test Hymeogram with PS is normal . Primary complex test is negative. No active viral infection. Last 2 months she has no cold and fever and is active and playing. An E&T doctor was suggesting removal of adeniods and tonsils. Is this required when child is doing better in the last 2 months (apart from enlarged adenoids and tonsils and mouth breathing)? Can medicines bring down the size of adeniods and tonsils(other that Beta drops(saline decongestant) that she is currently using) Please suggest. Regards, Pradeep
Hi, my 3yr old son very seldom breathes through his nose, he is a very noisy sleeper/breather and often when sleeping he stops breathing and after a few seconds gasps loudly in between snores. His breathing sounds more like a rattle than a wheeze and we have had inhalers from our GP as he thinks it asthma related although there seems to be very little improvement. Other symtoms include drooling, choking occasionally when eating and his speech is sometimes hard to understand. Could it be adenoid related?
I recently had my adenoids taken out, they had grown back from having them out at a young age. I was getting bad ear aches which is how I knew they had grown back but the ache has continued and I have other signs pointing towards a brain tumor. My balance has changed and gotten worse, I also today starting smelling a burning scent even though there was nothing burning. What does this mean?
Hello I m 27 years old, female. I had adenoids when I was a child in Brazil and I was treated for it and they disappear with the treatment. When I moved to NY in 2007 something (the cold weather would be my guess) triggered it and my adenoids are back full force, it gets worse each winter to the point I wake up at least twice each night to use nose drops otherwise I can t sleep. I have no health insurance and I know at this point medicine doesn t work for me. What do I do?
Hello,Im suffering from severe headache & cold more frequently. doctor suggested me a CT scan of PNS. the result tells that :1)PNS are essentially clear with non specific right antral and left frontal sinus mucosal changes. 2)Bilateral OMU,frontal recess and spheno ethmoidal recess are patent. 3)Mild DNS to the right with bony spur. 4)Bilateral inferior turbinate hypertorphy, right middle turbinate paradoxical curve, mild degree chronic rhinitic nasal mucosal edema - these changes causing crowding of the nasal airway. 5) Adenoid hypertrophy causing mild airway narrowing. Now my doctor suggests me a laser surgery in Nose to correct these problems. What shall i do ? by Ibrahim
I want to consult a homeothaic doctor for adenoids problem for my 6 year old daughter. She has frequent cold cough , and blocked nose and heavy snoring at night. SHe has enlarged adenoids. She is generally quite restless while sleeping and keeps...
my 18 mo 9ld dayghter had sore troath three weks ago. she couldnr eat for two days and after that was cleared but she has been left with raspy voice. last week she developed a caugh not barking one just phlegm and the caugh is gone and she still...
my daughter 51/2yrs old underwent adenoid removal & myringotomy 3months back. As white fluids started flowing & my daughter complained about pain, the Dr said the gormets reacted to her & removed the same. Still the nasal block & poor hearing...