Nasal Gland Infection & Removal (Adenoiditis & Adenoidectomy)
Understanding Adenoiditis at ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center
When it comes to the health and well-being of your child, understanding potential health issues is crucial. Adenoiditis, an inflammation of the adenoids, is a condition that predominantly affects children. Located at the back of the nose, these glandular tissues play a significant role in the immune system, especially during the early years. Dive deep into the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options available at the ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center.
The adenoids, small lumps of tissue, are part of the lymphatic system that stores white blood cells and antibodies. These antibodies fend off foreign threats to the body. Primarily present in children, the adenoids begin large at birth, diminishing in size as the child matures. Due to their prominent size during childhood, adenoids can easily become infected by viruses or bacteria.
Identifying Adenoiditis: Key Symptoms
- Restricted breathing due to swollen adenoids, leading to nasal blockage
- Persistent dry throat from breathing through the mouth
- Noticeable snoring during sleep
- Runny nose with a distinctive green mucus
- Recurring sore throat
Diagnosing Adenoiditis at ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center
When adenoiditis is suspected, a thorough examination is essential. Dr. Daniel S. Samadi, our resident ENT expert, uses several tests to determine the presence and extent of the infection:
- Throat swab examination to collect bacterial samples
- Blood tests to pinpoint organisms present in the bloodstream
- X-rays to assess the adenoids’ size and the infection’s severity
Adenoiditis Treatment Options
Antibiotic therapy remains the primary treatment for adenoiditis, addressing the root cause – the infection. However, in cases where the condition doesn’t respond to antibiotics, or if there are recurrent infections or additional health concerns, an adenoidectomy might be recommended. This surgical procedure involves the removal of the adenoids, ensuring the child’s well-being and preventing future complications.
Why Choose ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center?
If you’re concerned about your child’s health and suspect adenoiditis, timely medical intervention is crucial. Our dedicated team is committed to providing optimal care and ensuring your child’s well-being. Schedule a consultation with us today, and let our expertise guide you through the diagnosis and treatment journey.
Remember: Early detection and treatment can prevent complications and enhance the quality of life. At ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center, we’re here to ensure that your child receives the best possible care, tailored to their individual needs.