Enlarged Adenoids

Is your child a mouth breather? If yes then look for enlarged adenoids

Homeopathic treatment

Before delving into homeopathic treatment let us first discuss the conventional or allopathic treatment available.


In a case of enlarged adenoids an allopath may consider removing the adenoids because antibiotics and anti allergics only provide temporary relief and are not used for long-term treatment. Surgical removal is a procedure called Adenoidectomy, carried out through the mouth under a general anesthetic, involves the adenoids being curetted, cauterized, lasered, or otherwise ablated.

Several years ago, operations to remove tonsils and adenoids were very common. These operations are done less commonly now as the benefits are not thought to be as 'clear cut' as they were once thought. Also, as with all operations, there is a risk involved with surgery. For example, possible complications of surgery include infections and severe bleeding from the sites where the tonsils or adenoids were removed, and anesthetic reactions.

Also, after adenoids are removed, the speech may become nasal. In a number of cases speech therapy is needed, or even a second operation to narrow the gap between the soft palate and the roof of the mouth.

Other complications associated with surgery for adenoid removal are:

  • Sore throat, earache and a stiff jaw.
  • Blocked nose.
  • Change in voice - as if talking through the nose.
  • Bad breath.

You may have grown up in an era when removing the adenoids and tonsils was standard practice and may have undergone one of these procedures yourself. But because now we understand more clearly the role of the adenoids in fighting infection, the chances of your child's undergoing an adenoidectomy are much more remote.


Surgery is often advised, but it is not a definite solution to the problem. Fortunately homeopathy can help. It offers a very safe and effective way to reduce enlarged adenoids and tonsils and can save the little ones from the surgeon's knife.

Homeopathy is a type of natural medicine used to treat various symptoms. This medicine has slowly risen in popularity over the years, making it now the second most common form of medicine used in the world.

In a typical case of healing, a person's complete symptoms will be treated. It follows nature's rule, so it never admits removal as a cure. It means healing as making healthy, not removing.

So if you are going to remove the adenoids or tonsils, it is just like removing the guards who often get attacked by infections while safeguarding us, which is not a wise decision.

Homeopathic philosophy has always stood by the view that whenever possible the tonsils and adenoids should be saved as they are an important defence tissues of our body and provide the children with the much required immunity.

Why to choose homeopathy for our little ones?

  • Medicines work together with the body's immune system.
  • The results of remedies take place quickly if the treatment is done systematically.
  • It is completely safe, risk free without any side effects.
  • No form of homeopathic medicines are addictive.
  • All forms of remedies are natural as they are created from plants, minerals and animals.
  • The treatment does not suppress the immune system.
  • Remedies can be taken with other medications.
  • The treatment is safe on all, even infants and elderly.

The duration of treatment depends on the size of the adenoids and also the duration of the problem plus most importantly the susceptibility of the patient to the remedies. Homeopathy takes care of all the symptoms from mouth breathing to sleeping difficulties, snoring and so on. The earlier you treat, the speedier and more complete the cure. In this natural way of healing, the immune system is strengthened, so that recurrences can surely be avoided. Moreover no need to worry about the complications and after effects which are generally experienced after surgery. Stay healthy, stay happy with homeopathy.

There are 28 homoeopathy medicines which give great relief. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the physician. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus homoeopathic remedies are designer made unlike allopathy in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

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Adenoids in children... What are they, anyways?

what are enlarged adenoids

They are a mass of tissue, located in the passage that connects the back of the nasal cavaty to the throat. Adenoids - which are also called nasopharyngeal tonsils but are separate from the tonsils in the throat. Although tonsils are visible when the mouth is wide open, adenoids need a small mirror and a special scope.

The main function of adenoids is to produce the defence cells and fight infections like bacteria and viruses that one breathes in or swallows. By making antibodies, they help the young child's body fight respiratory tract infections.

Children are born with adenoids which are quite small. They get less vital as the child grows older and the body builds other mechanisms to fight germs. It is during the growth phase that adenoids can potentially cause problems. Both the adenoids and tonsils get enlarged when they get infected with bacteria. Mostly they return back to their original size once the infection is over; however, in some cases they tend to remain enlarged when infections are frequent or chronic.

Is it a common or uncommon condition

Swollen or enlarged adenoids are common in children. Causes include:

  • Recurrent and chronic infections with viruses or bacteria.
  • Allergies.
  • Often there is no apparent cause.

How would we make out whether my child has enlarged adenoids or something else?

Here below are points worth noticing through which parents can suspect enlarged adenoids:

  • The most common complicatoins are frequent sore throat, chronic ear infections, nose bleed and hearing loss due to obstruction of the Eustachian tube and accumulation of fluid in the middle ear.
  • When adenoids are enlarged, it may be hard to breathe through the nose.
  • Mouth breathers: Kids breathing through the mouth instead of the nose.
  • Nose sounds 'blocked' when the child speaks giving a typical 'pinched nose' quality to the voice.
  • Noisy breathing during the day.
  • Recurrent ear infections.
  • Snoring at night.
  • Breathing stops for a few seconds at night during snoring or loud breathing, condition called as 'obstructive sleep apnea'. This can lead to low oxygen levels with daytime sleepiness.
  • Sleep apnea, in which the sleeping child may interrupt a normal breathing pattern with either short periods of not breathing many times through the night, or longer periods of not breathing - up to 20 seconds - once or twice a night.

How does one confirm that the adenoids are enlarged?

Besides the symptom history, the best way to assess the size of the adenoids is to do a simple x-ray of the neck region because the adenoids are hidden behind the nose and cannot be seen by direct physical examination.

This x-ray reveals two very important things:

  • Whether the adenoids are enlarged and,
  • To what degree they block the nasal passage.

Do enlarged adenoids cause behavior problems?

Enlarged adenoids block the nasal passage and in this way can interfere with sleep. There is no question that children who do not get enough sleep can exhibit behavior problems because they are tired.

Some of the questions that doctors may ask during the evaluation of a child with possible enlarged adenoids are how is he/she doing at school? Always tired? Any behavioral or listening problems?

It is important to understand that enlarged adenoids do not cause ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) or other similar condition.

However, the above mentioned behavioral symptoms may mimic ADHD, or even worsen the symptoms of an ADHD child.

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Enlarge adenoid in 6 year old female kid cause breathing problem while sleeping.

Bhumi Aggarwal
Jun 16, 2017 9:14 pm Reply

My son is 4 years old . He has enlarged adenoid problem. This cause him block nose and snoring while sleep. He breath through mouth. He has been getting allopathic treatment for last three days. He has hearing problem also. He seems allergic to cold. Please suggest

Rajan Dasgupta
Apr 5, 2017 1:41 pm Reply

Hello Sir,my son 3 year 3 months old.He most of the time fall sick due to cold and cough.Now he is having problem of snoring and his voice has nasal tone.After taking the X-ray doctor said he is suffering from enlarged adenoids and doctor give Nasonex spray. Please suggest any solution.Thanks

Dec 31, 2016 12:07 am Reply

Hello Sir, my son 3 years 10 months old. he most of the time fall sick due to cold and cough and his growth is very slow. he has eating problem also. if force to eat then he vomit. so please suggest.

Chirla Lakra
Nov 23, 2016 12:00 am Reply

Sir, my 3 year old son is having problem of snoring and his voice has also changed since last 15 days which may be due to enlarged adenoids. Please suggest some treatment. Thanks.

Nov 21, 2016 11:10 am Reply

My daughter 4 year old had adenoid gland enlarged and she often suffers from throat infection and fever,many times breathe thru mounth.Allopathic doctor told to remove it...is there a permanent cure in homeopathy..any good homeo doctors in Navi Mumbai?

Sreeja Nair
Nov 15, 2016 6:14 pm Reply

Hello Dr. Jain, my daughter is 7 years old and she most of the time fall sick because of cold and cough. One homeopathic doctor told us that is allergic to colors and preservatives and the other homeopathic doctor said she is suffering from tonsillitis. Also she complains of leg pain very frequently. Whenever she do swimming or play something in which she runs she complains of leg pain. Please suggest.

Ritesh Sachdev
Sep 30, 2016 3:41 pm Reply

hello sir,,i have 3 years little girl baby...she has enlarge adenoids problem with tonsil...i consulted with allopethy surgeon and child doctors they suggest me surgery is must...but i really don't go for surgery if it is recover by medicines but they refuse and told me should go for surgery..so please help me out with this query does it possible to recover adenoids and tonsil with homeopathy medicines..if yes please share some experience with me...i will be highly oblige to you

Poonam Sharma
Sep 18, 2016 11:02 pm Reply Hello, My daughter has same problem. Please share if you found someone helpful . Thanks Gurminder Gurminder
Oct 20, 2016 7:05 pm
My 2 years old daughter also has enlarged adenoids.. please advise in case something helped you Sonal
Dec 20, 2017 4:10 am

My 7 year old son is diagnosed with enlarged adenoids and tonsils. Doc has advised surgery. He always keeps his mouth open bcoz of blocked nose.plz advise the medicines

Anupma Singh
Jul 18, 2016 11:06 pm Reply