Adenoids are similar to tonsils and form part of the immune system to help fight infection in the early years of childhood. Adenoids start to grow from birth and reach the largest size at around three years of age. By the age of seven to eight, they start to shrink and progressively disappear in early teens and adulthood. They are located at the back of the nose but are not visible through either the nose or the mouth.
Enlarged and infected adenoids can cause:-
Surgical removal is often required to treat these conditions
This is a quick operation performed under general anaesthetic by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon. In most cases your child can go home approximately 6 hours after surgery,once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off and appropriate recovery is made.
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