How to relieve swelling of adenoids in a child

Adenoids - enlarged lymphoid tissue of the nasopharynx in the form of a tumor, even adenoids are called the third pharyngeal tonsil. Each person has adenoids, but they are manifested mainly in children.

Adenoids are well developed in children under 12 years old, afterthey are significantly reduced and to 16 there are only minor lesions on the back wall of the nasopharynx. Inflammation of adenoids (pharyngeal tonsils) is called adenoiditis and can occur in children in the first year of life.

Symptoms of an increase in adenoids in children

The main symptoms of inflammation of adenoids in childrenare a difficult nose breathing and a chronic runny nose. With adenoiditis the child constantly breathes his mouth, can not hear well. And mouth breathing can lead to other inflammatory processes in the form of tonsillitis, pneumonia, laryngitis, etc. Children who have enlarged adenoids are characterized by poor memory and absent-mindedness, which can lead to poor progress in school.

With inflammation of adenoids in children, the finalthe diagnosis is made by a pediatrician or an ENT doctor and determines the degree of adenoids. Only after this treatment is prescribed for adenoids - surgery (removal of adenoids) or medication.

Treatment of adenoids in children by washing

Often, treatment of adenoids in children withTablets do not give the proper result, which leads to the removal of adenoids. In order not to resort to surgery, folk healers-herbalists advise the treatment of adenoids by folk remedies. And the folk treatment of adenoids in a gargle of a nose by various agents, broths and infusions consists. If during the treatment of adenoids in children rinsing can remove puffiness and inflammation, then we can assume that it will be possible to bring the nasopharynx of the child back to normal.

Sometimes it is enough just a few washesnasopharynx for effective treatment of adenoids in children. To small children do washing of mum, by means of a rubber syringe. Older children and adults to treat adenoids can wash their noses themselves - a means for washing with the nose pulled from the palm of your hand and spitting it out.

Adenoids in children - treatment with sea water

Rinsing of the nasopharynx can be done not only intime of treatment of adenoids, but also for the effective prevention of catarrhal diseases. A simple warm (body temperature) water can be used to wash the nose. At the same time, dust, crusts and mucus with microbes are removed from the nasopharynx, nose, and adenoids.

For the treatment of adenoids, washing is usedsea ​​water. Sea water is prepared from sea salt purchased at the pharmacy: 1.5-2 tsp. salt is mixed in a glass of warm water and filtered before being applied. If there is no sea salt, use a common salt: 1 tsp. salt stir in a glass of warm water adding 1 tsp. baking soda and 1-2 drops of iodine. Saline is very effective in the treatment of adenoids folk remedies. He quickly relieves swelling, and the presence of iodine in seawater kills an infection

Folk treatment of adenoids in children with herbs

Also in the treatment of adenoids in children from folkmeans of decoctions of herbs are used. Broths are prepared for washing the nasopharynx from chamomile or alternating chamomile, sage, St. John's wort, calendula, eucalyptus. All these herbs are antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory folk remedies and are very effective in treating adenoids.

Degrees of adenoids in inflammation

Depending on the size of the inflammation, there are 3 degrees of adenoids:

Adenoides of the 1st degree are characterized by the fact thatbreathing nose in children with adenoiditis, during the day is free. But during the sleep of the child the adenoid increases interfering with breathing freely with the nose, there are wheezing, a sifote and discharge of mucus from the nose

For adenoids of the 2 nd degree, it is characterized by a sibilant and inconvenient breathing through the nose round the clock. And during sleep the child breathes his mouth and snorts are heard.

With adenoids of the 3rd degree, almost completely or partially overlapping the breathing of the nose and the child is constantly breathing through the mouth.

December 06, 2010, 11:07 PM