Should I remove adenoids?
Unfortunately, adenoiditis today is a disease stronglycommon among children. Adenoids that enter the lymph glotopharyngeal ring are lymphoid tissue, which is responsible for the immunity of the child. But, when a child is often sick, this tissue becomes inflamed and becomes a source of constant infection. In addition, it also grows, closing the nasopharyngeal gleam, making it difficult for the child to breathe.
In addition to breathing problems, adenoids cause morea lot of trouble. In a child with adenoiditis, sleep and appetite worsen, he becomes listless. Infection from the nasopharynx can penetrate the ears, and there is a worsening of the hearing, frequent otitis. Adenoids can lead to various sinusitis, and, also, to give complications in the form of tonsillitis, bronchitis and, even, pneumonia. The peak incidence is at the age of 3 - 7 years.
Depending on how much space is closed proliferation, adenoids are divided into 3 degrees:
- Adenoids close 1/3 of the nasopharynx.
- They close 2/3.
- The whole lumen is closed completely.
At 2 and 3 degrees, if conservative treatment does not help, doctors recommend removal. After this recommendation, the parents panic, not knowing whether to remove the adenoids.
What to do if you have an adenoid diagnosis
- Consult a fewENT doctors who will decide whether to remove adenoids, or require conservative treatment. Let them, too, take their decisions, which you then compare.
- Try all the methods of conservative treatment: washing, inhalation, physiotherapy, homeopathy, respiratory gymnastics, folk remedies. Do not stop treatment, it may not give quick results, so do not give up ahead of time.
- Change the baby's nutrition, try to increase its immunity, exclude its contact with other carriers of infection, if necessary, take it for a while from the kindergarten.
When an operation is required
If nothing, from the above, does not help,the question is whether to remove the adenoids, becomes an edge. Moreover, if the disease progresses, severe complications arise, the deformity of the child's face is deformed, then it is best to perform the operation. Medicine today has gone very far, and the idea of an adenotomy for many remains at the level of twenty years ago. Surgical intervention on adenoids today is carried out under general anesthesia, so as not to injure the child's psyche. Practice, also, laser operations. Adenotomy lasts only a few minutes, and the children after it recover very quickly. Often, after the operation, the children, having lost the source of the infection within themselves, cease to be ill, they improve their general condition, they seem to blossom before our eyes.
Thus, whether it is worth removing adenoids, youmust decide together with the attending physician of the child. Undoubtedly, before, to make a surgical intervention, you need to spend all kinds of treatment, to take care of the child's immunity, to change the way of his life. And, only in extreme cases, when nothing is already helping, you can perform an operation to remove, before which the child needs to conduct a complete examination of the body, take tests, check for allergies, and cure all current diseases. The operation is performed only for a healthy child. Find a doctor and a clinic that you can trust with your dearest child, strictly follow all the recommendations, and everything will be fine. Be healthy.