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Adenoid enlargement is a condition that is quite common among young children. Often referred to as tonsil enlargement, adenoid is often not considered as a serious condition, but when once occurred it can lead to obstructive sleep problems, food allergies, bleeding in the throat and excessive pain and inflammation. Dr. Jasmeet K. Wadhwa, Consultant Paediatric, Pulmonologist, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute, New Delhi helps in identifying foods that might irritate your child s throat or can even cause damage to throat tissue.
Understanding adenoids and its associated risks
Adenoids are lymphoid tissue situated at back of palate. They are normal structure or lymphoid tissue that protects against diseases. When there is viral or bacterial infection or allergy, they can swell and can cause blockage of the respiratory tract because of that the child has snoring, nasal block and repeated upper respiratory infections. It becomes a chronic problem if there is repeated exposure to allergen or viral infection and causes symptoms of upper airway obstruction. Read more about 7 home remedies for enlarged adenoids and tonsils in children
A problem that majorly occurs amongst the toddlers or pre-schoolers, adenoid enlargement might lead to sleep-disordered breathing, snoring, or obstructive sleep apnea. One can witness real problems in chewing, swallowing, or articulation. Adenoids might also interfere with speech development. Your child s throat culture might grow a pathogen if taken during viral illness may not grow any organism. Most often the culture grows commensals or normal throat organism. Very rarely it is positive with the organism casing severe bacterial infection. Read here Is your child suffering from sleep, hearing or behavioural problems? Tonsils and adenoids could be the cause
Dietary recommendations for adenoids
Home remedies for adenoids
Popular home remedies for enlarged tonsils and adenoids are as follows
Soon after the surgery of adenoids, make sure that your child isn t popping in aspirin or medicines. Discourage your child from blowing his nose constantly and do not let your child gargle too hard. Here are Natural remedies for tonsillitis
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