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expand iconHow to treat swollen adenoids?

Usually, many people with enlarged or swollen adenoids do not show any symptoms and don’t require treatment. However, in a few cases, ENT doctors can prescribe or suggest antibiotics and nasal steroid sprays to treat the infected adenoids. In case the symptoms are severe, adenoidectomy can be recommended.

expand iconWhat are the medicines that can treat adenoiditis?
expand iconWhat are the natural ways to treat adenoiditis or swollen adenoids?
expand iconCan adenoidectomy cure snoring?
expand iconAre adenoids and tonsils the same?

No, adenoids and tonsils are different from each other. But together they act as a defense mechanism and can help in preventing the entry of viruses and bacteria through the mouth. Adenoids are lymphatic tissues that are found behind the nose and soft palate [roof of the mouth]. On the other hand, tonsils are lymph nodes that are present at the back of the throat.

expand iconAre adenoiditis and tonsillitis the same?
expand iconHow adenoids help the immune system?

Adenoids are lymphatic tissues that act as a defense mechanism and can trap bacteria and viruses when you breathe in. They contain antibodies of the immune system and help in preventing throat and lung infections.

expand iconHow can I shrink my adenoids without surgery?
expand iconIs adenoidectomy safe?

Yes, adenoidectomy is one of the safest and effective surgical procedures used to remove infected adenoids. Most ENT doctors use the latest and advanced surgical technique to remove the infected adenoids and reduce the risk of infection and the occurrence of risks and complications.

expand iconWhat care should I take after adenoidectomy?

Once the adenoidectomy is completed, you will be shifted to the recovery room where all your vital signs are monitored. Before discharge, you will be instructed by your doctor with a few precautions or post-surgical care that need to be followed for a quick recovery and faster healing. They are: ||Drink plenty of water ||Take rest for the next 1-2 days ||Avoid doing stressful exercise or physical activity ||Use painkillers ad directed by your doctor ||Call your doctor in case of an emergency

expand iconWho can perform adenoidectomy?

In children, adenoidectomy can be performed by a pediatric surgeon. For adults, a general surgeon can perform adenoidectomy. ||If you wish to undergo adenoidectomy from the best and well-experienced surgeons, you can visit Pristyn Care that is located near you.

expand iconWill I feel pain during adenoidectomy?

Every medical surgery involves some extent of pain and discomfort. Adenoidectomy is no exemption. You can feel pain during adenoidectomy, but you won’t. Because, before the start of adenoidectomy, you will be sedated using general or local anesthesia. This makes your surgical area numb and so you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgical process. However, once the anesthetic effect is worn off, you may feel a little discomfort and mild pain. But it subsides quickly.

expand iconCan I take antibiotics to treat swollen adenoids?

Yes, you can take antibiotics to treat swollen adenoids only in the case the condition is caused as a result of bacterial infection. If swollen adenoids are caused due to a viral infection, antibiotics play no role. So, before self-prescribing any antibiotics for swollen adenoids, we advise you to have a consultation with the nearest doctor and follow a proper treatment plan.

expand iconIs adenoiditis responsible for frequent throat infection?

If adenoiditis or swollen adenoids are left untreated, they can increase your risk of getting throat infections. In the long run, without treatment, your swollen adenoids can make you more susceptible to suffer from frequent throat infections. So, we suggest you not to avoid or delay the adenoiditis treatment and suggest you to have a consultation with the nearest doctor.

expand iconCan swollen adenoids cause hearing loss?
expand iconWhat happens if adenoiditis is left untreated?
expand iconDoes adenoidectomy affect my immune system?
expand iconCan swollen adenoids or adenoiditis affect my eyes?
expand iconWhat are the complications or risks of adenoidectomy?
expand iconCan adenoids cause nose bleeds?
expand iconCan adenoiditis affect my teeth?
expand iconWhat causes adenoiditis or swollen adenoids?

A few of the causes of adenoiditis or swollen adenoids are: ||Bacterial infection: Streptococcus ||Viral infection: Rhinovirus, adenovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus ||Allergies: Cold, secondary smoking, and pollution ||Damage or injury to the adenoids ||To know more details about adenoids, book an appointment with an expert ENT specialist near you.

expand iconIs there any chance for adenoids to grow back after adenoidectomy?

Yes, even after undergoing adenoidectomy, adenoids can grow back but the rate of occurrence is very rare. Adenoids can grow back after adenoidectomy only in cases where a little portion of adenoids are left behind. However, about 98% of individuals who undergo adenoidectomy didn’t suffer from any long-term health issues and have recovered quickly with no risks and complications. ||To undergo the safest and most effective adenoidectomy in your location, you can visit Pristyn Care.

expand iconHow to diagnose adenoiditis?

Usually, ENT specialists or otolaryngologists can diagnose adenoiditis through a physical examination. In order to confirm whether it is caused as hereditary, your doctor can ask about your family history. Apart from physical examination, your doctor can recommend any of the following tests. ||Throat culture test ||Blood test ||X-rays ||Endoscopy ||All these tests are used to diagnose and evaluate the severity of your adenoiditis.

expand iconWhat are the benefits of adenoidectomy?

The following are a few of the benefits of adenoidectomy: ||Reduces the chances of frequent throat infection ||Cures swollen lymph nodes ||Improves breathing ability ||Reduces the occurrence of ear infections ||Decreases the snoring that is caused by swollen adenoids ||Treats difficulty swallowing ||To know more details about adenoidectomy, you can have a consultation with our ENT experts.

expand iconAm I eligible to undergo adenoidectomy?

Usually, adenoidectomy is recommended in individuals who are suffering from any of the following as a result of swollen adenoids or infected adenoids. ||Frequent throat infections ||Sleep apnea ||Snoring ||Ear or nose infection ||Difficulty breathing ||Pain while swallowing

expand iconIs adenoiditis contagious?

To be precise, adenoiditis itself is not contagious, but the infection that causes adenoiditis can be contagious. When a person with adenoiditis sneezes or coughs, the droplets can spread through the air. So, we advise you to follow a healthy and hygienic lifestyle like wearing masks when going to crowded places and cleaning your hands before and after eating.

expand iconWhat is the cost of adenoidectomy in India?

In India, the cost of adenoidectomy can vary from one patient to another and from one location to another. This is due to several factors and a few of them are: ||Location of the hospital ||Age of the patient ||Cost of the doctor consultation fee ||Amount to be paid from diagnostic and laboratory tests ||Cost of medicines and follow-up sessions after the surgery ||If you wish to know the exact amount to be paid for adenoidectomy, you can contact the coordinator of a specific hospital from where you wish to undergo the surgery.

expand iconWill adenoidectomy change my voice?

A few medical studies have stated that undergoing adenoidectomy doesn’t cause any change in the voice. But individuals who undergo adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy have reported that they have noticed a change in their voice for a few weeks to months. But that is a temporary change. So, in a few cases, you can experience a change in your voice which can last for a few weeks, and in other cases, you may not notice any change in your voice. What we suggest is, have a discussion with your surgeon about the risks, possible complications, and benefits of adenoidectomy before undergoing it.

expand iconWhat foods to avoid if I have adenoids?

If you are suffering from swollen adenoids, we suggest you not have any of the following foods, as they can increase the severity of adenoiditis and can lead to serious problems. ||Milk ||Eggs ||Spicy foods items ||Hot liquids ||Junk foods [pizza, fried fast food, candies, gum, tacos, etc] ||Avoid foods that are hard and crunchy to chew ||To know more details about the food items that should be avoided in adenoiditis, consult with your doctor or a dietitian.