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    About Adenoiditis
    Adenoiditis Occurs
    Causes and Symptoms
    Risks And Complications
    Consult With Doctor
    Insurance Coverage
    Recovery Rate
    Benefits of Choosing Pristyn Care
    Booking an Appointment

    What is Adenoiditis?

    Adenoiditis refers to the inflammation of the adenoids. These inflammations are a result of constant infections and allergies over a period of time. Adenoids are lymphatic tissues found on the roof of the mouth called the palate. Adenoids are the first line of defense against bacteria and viruses, which help the body fight infections. Therefore, surgical removal of adenoids is necessary in case of inflammation and swelling. The surgical removal of the infected adenoids is known as Adenoidectomy.

    Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure to remove swollen adenoids that have become inflamed due to viral and bacterial infections. Surgeons often perform adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy (removing the tonsils) simultaneously to reduce respiratory infections and chronic throat inflammation in both glands.

    How Does Adenoiditis Occur?

    Adenoiditis occurs as a result of inflammations of the adenoids. Adenoids get inflamed due to constant infections, allergies, and or viruses.

    Causes and Symptoms of Adenoiditis


    1. Congenital (which usually shrinks in adulthood)
    2. Allergies
    3. Infection due to a bacteria called Streptococcus
    4. Viruses such as Epstein-Barr virus, adenovirus, and rhinovirus.


    1. Sore throat
    2. Frequent ear infections
    3. Obstructive sleep apnea
    4. Difficulty while swallowing
    5. Difficulty breathing through the nose
    6. Habitual breathing through the mouth

    Diagnosis of Adenoids


    Endoscopy: The surgeon uses a small, flexible tube to view the nasal passages and adenoids on an external video screen.
    Imaging tests: A CT scanner is used to produce detailed images of the adenoids and the nasal cavity to check for any sign of infection. Sometimes, surgeons may recommend throat x-rays.
    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): An MRI scanner creates highly detailed images of the nasal passages, sinuses, and adenoids using a high-powered magnet.

    Diagnosis by the Doctor:

    The doctor will ask about the symptoms you are experiencing. A physical exam like a throat examination using swabs to obtain bacteria and other organisms will be carried out.
    The doctor may suggest blood tests to determine the presence of infections.
    Sometimes, if the child has symptoms of sleep apnea, they are told to sleep overnight in the hospital facility. The doctor monitors their breathing and brain activity using electrodes. It is entirely painless; however, it can be difficult for some children to sleep in a different place.

    Severity of Adenoids

    Acute adenoiditis:

    Acute adenoiditis depicts the initial stage of the inflamed adenoids. It is usually more common in children who may suffer from high fevers, severe nasal obstruction, dripping of a yellowish snot, and breathing via the mouth. It may result in difficulty in breathing among infants.

    Chronic adenoiditis:

    Chronic adenoiditis can result in several complications such as Rhinitis, Chronic pharyngeal inflammation, Upper airway cough syndrome (UACS), Lymphadenitis, etc., that can cause major breathing problems in adults and children. Prolonged adenoiditis leads to an increased size of adenoids. People with chronic adenoiditis can lead to continuous snoring and dry mouth also.

    Risks And Complications of Adenoids

    If left untreated:

    • Ear infections – Prolonged adenoiditis can lead to middle ear infections. Severe inflammation in adenoids can block the opening of the tubes leading to the middle ear. This causes infection and even leads to difficulty in hearing.
    • Sinusitis – Adenoids are close to sinus cavities, and infected adenoids can fill sinus cavities with fluid infecting them.
    • Chest infections – Children mostly suffer from chest infections, such as pneumonia or bronchitis, due to severe inflammation in the adenoids. This infection is primarily caused due to bacteria and viruses that may spread to the lungs, bronchioles, and other structures in the respiratory system.

    Prevention of Adenoids

    Adenoiditis is primarily caused due to bacterial and viral infections. Therefore, primary preventions include encouraging proper hygienic practices and avoiding coming in contact with people suffering from infections that may lead to adenoiditis. Some of the preventive measures include –

    • Facial cleanliness
    • Proper dental hygiene
    • Washing hands properly
    • Keeping yourself sanitized
    • Avoid rubbing your eye with infected hands
    • Avoid contact of your hand with mouth or face
    • Proper selection of hand hygiene antimicrobial agents

    When to Consult a Doctor?

    Sometimes, children are born with swollen adenoids, which eventually shrink as the child enters adolescence. However, in some cases, adenoids may not shrink significantly, causing frequent inflammation of adenoids. Hence, adenoidectomy helps in surgically removing the adenoids. It is important to seek medical attention if you or your child suffers from frequent infections and inflammations in the adenoids. Consult a doctor if you experience the following –

    • Recurring infections in the throat, neck, and head
    • Infections in the tonsils
    • Ear pain
    • Stuffy nose
    • Chronic sore throat
    • Swollen glands in the neck

    Insurance Coverage of Adenoids

    claim will depend on your insurance policy and the terms and conditions set by your insurance provider. A few of the insurance providers that may cover adenoidectomy are as follows:

    • Star Health Insurance
    • New India Health Insurance
    • Bajaj Allianz
    • Religare
    • ICICI Lombard

    Recovery Rate of Adenoids

    The recovery after adenoidectomy usually takes around 2 to 3 weeks. In children, the recovery from adenoid removal surgery usually takes around 1-2 weeks, depending on the severity of the conditions. You may suffer a mild fever on the day of surgery which is normal. However, if the fever exceeds 102°F, you must consult a doctor. You may experience noisy breathing and snoring for up to 2 weeks after surgery. However, this is stopped once the swelling subsides.

    Benefits of Choosing Pristyn Care for Adenoidectomy

    Pristyn Care is associated with a few of the best healthcare institutions and renowned hospitals across the country. Our hospitals facilitate modern infrastructure and advanced facilities that ensure a seamless patient experience. Pristyn Care aims to ease access to advanced treatment and surgeries for each individual at minimal costs. We provide daycare surgeries which means the patient can go home on the same day of surgery. Some of the benefits of choosing Pristyn Care are –

    • Highly experienced ENT surgeons – Our team of ENT surgeons is fully experienced and certified to perform advanced adenoidectomy surgeries with a high success rate. Our doctors offer comprehensive treatment to each patient. The ENT specialists will guide you through the adenoidectomy before the procedure to make you aware of the possible risks during the surgery.
    • Insurance approval – Pristyn Care assists with the insurance approval for adenoidectomy. However, the insurance approval depends on the type of your insurance company and the terms and conditions set by them.
    • Flexible payment options – Pristyn Care offers several payment options for the treatment of Adenoiditis. We offer a 30% discount on the diagnostic test. Pristyn Care accepts credit cards and cash payments for adenoidectomy and offers treatment at zero-cost EMI.
    • Free pick-up and drop facility – Pristyn Care provides free cab services for pick-up and drop-off to each patient within the city on the day of Adenoidectomy.
    • Free follow-up consultation – Recovery is an essential part of the treatment. Pristyn Care provides free follow-up consultation along with proper diet plans to all patients who have undergone Adenoidectomy for a smooth recovery process.
    • COVID-19 safe environment – Pristyn Care ensures proper sanitization of all the OTs and clinics before each surgery to curb the spread of COVID-19. It is our top priority to maintain excellent hygiene and social distancing while providing a seamless patient experience.

    Booking an Appointment with the Best ENT Surgeon for Adenoidectomy

    Pristyn Care has some of the best ENT surgeons with years of experience and specialization in adenoid removal surgeries. All the specialists are well-trained and upskilled in performing advanced treatment for the best outcomes with almost no risks. You can book an appointment with the ENT doctors at Pristyn Care for adenoid removal surgery in the following ways:

    • Fill out the patient form on our website A team of medical coordinators will reach out to you at the earliest and gather details from your end once the form is submitted. They will subsequently fix an appointment with the concerned ENT doctor according to your schedule.
    • Connect directly with our medical coordinators via the contact number on our website. Our medical coordinators will connect you with the ENT doctor near your area and book an appointment consecutively.
    • You can also book an appointment through our Pristyn Care app. Our medical coordinators will arrange an offline or online consultation with our ENT experts near your area at the earliest via video call. A nominal consultation fee will be charged.
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    How do I know if my child has adenoiditis?

    Some of the symptoms of enlarged adenoids in children are –

    • Snoring
    • Noisy breathing
    • Difficulty sleeping
    • Bad breath or dry, cracked lips
    • Breathing more through the mouth than the nose causes the mouth to dry

    What is the difference between adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy?

    Adenoidectomy is the removal of inflamed adenoids present on the top of your mouth. Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of swollen tonsils present at the back of your tongue. The surgeon can choose to perform both surgeries simultaneously to treat adenoiditis as well as potential tonsillitis.

    Is adenoidectomy painful?

    No, adenoidectomy is not a painful surgery since it is done under general anesthesia. The patient is asleep throughout the surgery and doesn’t feel any pain. However, patients may experience sore throats after the surgery as the effect of anesthesia wears off. The sore throat is temporary, and the doctor may prescribe medications to reduce pain and swelling.

    What is the best treatment procedure for adenoiditis?

    Adenoidectomy is considered a safe and very effective procedure to remove swollen adenoids. It promises almost no complications, and people who have their adenoids surgically removed are less prone to frequent sore throats and breathing problems.