ADENOIDITIS - Watsons Health

ADENOIDITIS

Adenoiditis is the inflammation of the adenoids caused by an overwhelming bacterial infection in this area. It is most commonly seen in children, but sometimes affect adults.

Symptoms of adenoiditis can vary depending on what is causing the infection, but may include:

  • sore throat
  • stuffy nose
  • swollen glands in the neck
  • ear pain and other ear problems

When the nose is stuffy, breathing through it can be a challenge. Other symptoms of adenoiditis related to nasal congestion include:

  • breathing through the mouth
  • speaking with a nasal sound, as if you are speaking with a pinched nose
  • difficulty sleeping

DIAGNOSIS

Proper physical examination and history of the patient can help with the doctor’s diagnosis.

 

RECOMMENDED MEDICATIONS

Adenoiditis is treated with antibiotics. Surgery called adenoidectomy is usually done when antibiotics do not help, breathing problems, ear and sinus infections. Tonsillectomy, surgery to remove tonsils, may also be recommended since adenoiditis and tonsillitis often go hand in hand.

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