Than to remove a swelling of a nose at adenoides

If your child's doctors have foundenlarged adenoids (they are more often found at the age of three to seven years), this does not mean that they should necessarily be removed. It all depends on the testimony. It happens that the adenoid tissue is quite large (up to grade II), but does not interfere with the child. And it happens the other way round: small adenoids very, very complicated life. What are these complications?

  • obstruction of nasal breathing and, as a consequence, the child breathes through the mouth, therefore, pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc begin;
  • the child is always open mouth. From the aesthetic side - a somewhat foolish expression. During sleep, the baby snores, the oral mucosa, the tongue becomes dry, the lips crack;
  • if the adenoids cover the mouth of the auditory tubes,(the hearing at this age is very important.) At the expense of hearing, the child receives a significant amount of information, the child has a speech, and he simply needs the perception of the whole spectrum of sounds - the law without exceptions: how the child hears and says) ;
  • otitis, Ok, if it costs one or two otites, And if the otitis exacerbates several times a year, and even purulent otitis, and with perforations (holes) in the eardrum;
  • the child's attention is disturbed;
  • enlarged adenoids (as well as unhealthy palatinestonsils) is also a chronic source of infection. Infection nests on the uneven surface of the adenoids. Mucus for infection is a suitable medium. "Adenoid" child to get sick, do not even need to come into contact with a sick person - their germs are always with him.

Considering the aforesaid, you can estimate the state of your baby.

If the child has enlarged adenoids andif there are any complications (hearing loss, repetitive otitis, frequent colds, nasal breathing, etc.), then you and your child's doctor should consider removing adenoids.

If enlarged adenoids are detected, but they are like(even adenoids of the third degree), - there are no otitis, the hearing does not suffer, the child does not get sick more often than others, only at times keeps his mouth open (but if you say, to breathe through his nose, he breathes nose practically without difficulty), then you can try to fight, do not rush to remove, observe. The fact is that over time the child "outgrows" adenoids - it happens when the child begins to actively grow, stretch. Such growth and "overgrowing" can be expected in about five to seven years. The skull bones grow, the nasopharynx arch gradually rises, and adenoids rise together with the vault; if the adenoids to the same "well located", that is, do not cover the mouths of the auditory tubes, they stop worrying the child (and after twenty years atrophy altogether).

Thus, you need to "hold out" to five or seven years.

In a calm state, adenoid vegetationssmall. They increase greatly when inflamed and swollen. That's when the various complications begin. And it is then (most often) your child is diagnosed with adenoiditis.

If you manage to remove the inflammation and swelling of the adenoids, you, accordingly, will manage and bring the child to normal.

And how to treat a child? Try washing the nose and nasopharynx - only a few flushes are sometimes enough to bring the nasopharynx into order. Of course, much depends on your skill and perseverance, and on the child - how he will tolerate this procedure. But try to agree with the child, to explain what the washing is for. Some moms wash their noses to their children for up to a year (by the way, washing is useful for the common cold, and prevention of catarrhal diseases). Children get used to this procedure and, it happens, they themselves ask to rinse the nose if they have difficulty with nasal breathing.

Rinsing of the nose and nasopharynx. It is most convenient to do the procedure in the bathroom. With a syringe (rubber can), you type warm water or a decoction of herbs and inject it into one nostril. The child should stand, bending over the bath or sink, the mouth is open (so that the child does not choke when the washings pass through the nose, the nasopharynx and when they merge into the tongue). First, you press on the syringe easily, so that the water (or solution) does not flow too much jet. When the child gets used to the procedure a little and will not be afraid, you can increase the pressure. Washing with an elastic jet is much more effective. The child during washing should not lift his head, and then the washing water will flow safely along the tongue. Then rinse the nose through the other nostril. Of course, at first the child will not like this procedure, but you will notice how the nose will be cleaned, how clots of mucus will come out of it, and how easily the baby will then be able to breathe.

By the amount of water (solution,infusion, broth) there are no special recommendations. You can - three or four cans on each side, you can - more. You will see for yourself when the child's nose clears. Practice shows that 100-200 ml for one washing is enough.

If the doctor has appointed your child anymedicinal drops or ointment, they act most effectively after washing the nose - as the nasal mucosa is clean, and the medicine acts on it directly. And really, there will be no sense that you will drip even the best medicine in your nose, full of detachable; the medicine will either flow out of the nose outward, or the child will swallow it, and there will be no effect. Always clean the nose thoroughly before using the medicinal droplets and ointment: either by rinsing, or, if the child knows how, by blowing (but better, of course, the first one).

Some very capricious children (especiallysmall) are not allowed to wash the nose. And no exhortations, no explanations on them do not work. Such children can try to wash their nose by another method, although not so effective.

The child needs to be put on his back and dig inthe broth of chamomile in the nose with a pipette. The broth gets through the nose into the nasopharynx, and the child then swallows it. After this washing, you can try to clean the nose with suction using a rubber can.

For washing the nose and nasopharynx, you canuse a simple warm (body temperature) water from the tap, from the nose, nasopharynx, from the surface of the adenoids, while mechanically removing crusts, dust, mucus from the microbes contained in them. You can use sea water for washing (dry sea salt is sold in pharmacies, stir 1.5-2 teaspoons of salt into a glass of warm water, filter). It is good because, like any saline solution, it quickly removes swelling; In addition, in the sea water there are iodine compounds that kill the infection. If you do not have dry sea salt in your pharmacy and if you live far from the sea, you can prepare a solution approximate to sea water (stir in a glass of warm water a teaspoon of table salt, a teaspoon of baking soda and add 1-2 drops of iodine). You can use for cleansing and decoction of herbs - for example, chamomile. You can alternate: chamomile, sage, St. John's wort, calendula, eucalyptus leaf. In addition to the fact that you remove the infection from the nose and nasopharynx mechanically, these herbal remedies also have an anti-inflammatory effect.

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