Adenoids are a lump of lymphoid tissue situated in your upper airway between your nose & back of your throat they are a part of the immune system and are only present in children by the age of 7-8 yrs. they start shrinking in size and by late teens they are barely visible.
Adenoids help the child fight infection and to protect the body from bacteria and viruses. Unlike tonsils you may not be able to see the child’s adenoids by looking in their mouth an x ray or scan may be required.
Adenoids are enlarged when there is an:
- Infection with bacteria or virus
- Allergies Know More
Symptoms of hypertrophied or enlarged adenoids
- Mouth breathing
- Breathing stopped for a few seconds during sleep(sleep apnea)
- Bad breath
- Running nose and nasal congestion
- Frequent sinus infections
- Frequent middle ear infections.
SELF - HELP
Self-help measures includes
- Warm saline gargles
- Steam inhalation
- Avoid cold drinks and cold food
- Avoid cold, damp and overcrowded places
Homeopathy offers customized treatments to cure enlarged adenoids and tonsils And it also enhances the body resistance to fight recurrent infections.