What is adenoiditis & its treatment?

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What is adenoiditis & its treatment?
« on: March 31, 2019, 01:32:39 PM »
What is adenoiditis?:
Everyone gets a sore throat from time to time, and sometimes the tonsils in your mouth can become infected. However, tonsils are not the only vulnerable glands in your mouth. Adenoids, located higher up in the mouth -- behind the nose and roof of the mouth -- can also get infected. Enlarged and inflamed adenoids -- called adenoiditis -- can make breathing difficult and lead to recurring respiratory infections.

What Are Adenoids?
Adenoids are a mass of tissue that, along with our tonsils, help keep us healthy by trapping harmful germs that pass through the nose or mouth. Adenoids also produce antibodies to help body fight infections.
Even though adenoids help filter out germs from our body, sometimes they can get overwhelmed by bacteria and become infected. When this happens they also get inflamed and swollen. This condition is called adenoiditis. It is most commonly seen in children, but sometimes affect adults.
Child's doctor may also recommend the tonsils be removed at the same time since adenoiditis and tonsillitis often go hand in hand. Surgery to remove the tonsils is called a tonsillectomy.

Source: WebMd

What Are the Symptoms of Adenoiditis?
Symptoms of adenoiditis can vary depending on what is causing the infection, but may include:

sore throat
stuffy nose
swollen glands in the neck
ear pain and other ear problems

How Is Adenoiditis Treated?
Adenoiditis is treated with antibiotics. However, if the child has frequent infections, including ear and sinus infections, or antibiotics do not help, or if child has ongoing breathing problems, surgery may be needed to remove the adenoids. This procedure is called an adenoidectomy.
Child's doctor may also recommend the tonsils be removed at the same time since adenoiditis and tonsillitis often go hand in hand. Surgery to remove the tonsils is called a tonsillectomy.

Source:WebMD
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