Children are frequently prone to a dozen of affections. Adenitis/ adenoiditis is among these affections which are much frequently encountered. Commonly, we refer to it simply as “Adenoid infection”. So, for sure we need to know this subject in depth. As understanding Adenoid will ensure that we are better able to help our children in Adenoid treatment.
Adenoid is a glandular structure in the roof and back of the throat. Invariably, it functions as the first barrier to infections. Thus, adenoid prevents the infection from traveling further in the body.
What leads to an Adenoid Enlargement?
Let’s look at the causes of Adenoid enlargement. Till now, researchers all over the world are not able to pinpoint with accuracy that such and such is the cause of Adenoid infection. Certainly, they’ve concluded that specific bacterial growth is more frequently associated with Adenoid enlargement. But, an internal sensitivity to cold food such as an ice cream, candies, etc., oversensitivity to the sugary and syrupy element of many eatables such as peppermints, toffees, etc., creates enough ground to bring forth the Adenoid enlargement. Now, as we know, the only fraction of children, having these, suffer from Adenoid. Hence, internal sensitivity is much more the cause than the external factors.
How does Adenoid present itself?
There are many symptoms which lead to the diagnosis of an Adenoid enlargement. Let’s enumerate them. First among them is difficulty in breathing through the nose. Thus, often, we see the child breathing through the mouth.
Especially, this is the case at night. Also, many times, we find the child snoring loudly while asleep. Occasionally, the parent may find her distressed with sleep apnoea.
Then, a parent may find the child time and again falls ill. Usually, an ear infection is the cause.
The child has difficulty swallowing the morsel of food. He even complains of the stuffy nose while there seems no nasal discharge. Additionally, when he speaks something, a nasal twang accompanies.
Above mentioned symptoms in varying intensity overlap. In Adenoid treatment, the symptom presentation is important. Thus, a doctor makes the diagnosis on hearing the complete account of the parents.
Adenoid Treatment: Is surgery the only option?
Of course not!
Alternatively, conventional physicians use Antibiotics. This may help in some case. But, in others, it doesn’t. In fact, overuse of antibiotics in recurrent cases does more harm than help.
Homeopathy, on the other hand, has certain medicines which are of immense help. While some medicines can be listed, we strongly recommend consulting a Homeopath. A homeopath takes a detailed history. Each case of Adenoid is unique. Homeopath tries to elicit an individuality of that specific case. Although, there are some cases in which we have to take recourse to surgery. But, a majority of the cases are definitely amenable to Homeopathy.
At Mysimilia Homeopathy, we follow a definite case taking method. Our team of Doctors has standardized a questionnaire. Replies to these questions determine the medicines needed.