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Infection in adenoid

Swelling and infection in neck region for adenoid , frequent high fever And running nose... doctor suggested for surgery to remove adenoid, but we are not in favour as he is less than 3 years
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
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He should be on broad spectrum antibiotics with mucolytics and Mometasone Intranasal corticosteroid sprays. A short course (1.5mg/kg body weight per day in divided doses of Prednisolone  syrup( corticosteroid) may also be needed for 3 days and dose tapered down over next 4 days to reduce bulk of the adenoid obstruction.
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Dr. Pinaki Mazumder
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Adenoidectomy is not an emergency surgery, it can be delayed until the child is 5years. Mean while he or she should be treated medically with antibiotics and nasal steroid spray.
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