Allergic adenoiditis: how dangerous is this disease and how to treat it?
Greetings, dear readers! The child on the basis of Allergy may develop a serious deviation, allergic adenoiditis. This disease is fraught with different types of complications, such as change of appearance, the appearance of snoring, the impossibility of nasal breathing, etc.
In some cases, to cure adenoiditis, triggered by allergies, without surgery impossible. If your child is allergic, be sure to read this article!
What is adenoiditis, triggered by hypersensitivity?
Under this concept means the disease nasopharyngeal tonsils of a chronic nature. A disease occurs due to persistent inflammation of allergic nature.
Allergy and, in turn, is triggered by a certain substance or factor: dust, pollen, fruits, vegetables, wool, weather, etc.
Allergies in most cases, affects the upper respiratory ways. Adenoids due to hypersensitivity develops mainly in children under ten years. However, in the modern world, the disease occurs in adolescents.
The reasons of development of allergic adenoiditis
Nasopharyngeal tonsils serve as our natural filter. This body we breathe clean air pathogens, dust and other pollutants.
The tonsils consist of lymphoid tissue. It produces special cells — lymphocytes that kill bacteria.
The adenoids grow to adult normal size 3-7 years of age. If a person feels fine with them, nothing happens. But if it starts to hurt, lymphoid tissue increases.
Allergy people «sick» on a regular basis. Therefore, lymphoid tissue is also regularly growing.
Gradually the body gets used to this state, and nasopharyngeal tonsils are no longer to return to their former size. Eventually develop chronic proliferation of lymphoid tissue of the adenoids — the adenoids.
With the common cold enlarged adenoids short-term, and the Allergy is permanent. Here what is the difference between viral and allergic adenoiditis.
This files most often triggered by chronic adenoiditis allergic rhinitis nature. What is rhinitis, you ask? This is when the Allergy is manifested by runny nose, mucus of the throat, swelling of mucous membranes in the nasopharynx.
Varieties of adenoids due to hypersensitivity
There are three degrees of increase in nasopharyngeal tonsils:
- the first — primary, when the tonsils cover only one third of the nasopharyngeal space;
- the second medium, when eclipsed by two-thirds of the nasopharynx;
- third complicated when adenoids obstructed all or most of the nasopharynx.
Now let’s deal with the symptoms of the above disease. Why? The fact that adenoiditis second and third degree without surgical intervention (adenoidectomy) impossible to cure. But with the first stage of the disease can be overcome with the right treatment, which will be described later.
Symptoms of adenoiditis as the effects of allergies
So, the disease with an allergic component has specific symptoms:
If you notice these symptoms in your child-allergies, then immediately take him to the hospital to see the doctor, which the common people call the ear-throat-nose.
How to treat allergic adenoiditis?
I have to say that in some situations without operation to cure nasopharyngeal tonsil impossible. But often it is possible to manage conservative methods of treatment:
- physiotherapy (such procedures have earned a lot of positive reviews, which means they’re really effective);
- restorative therapy.
At the present time, allergies can appoint special preparations in form of nose drops, which are present topical corticosteroids. These substances reduce swelling, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine effects.
In addition, the patient required anti-allergic therapy. As long as the Allergy persists, the tonsils remain enlarged.
To beat allergies by using folk remedies and medicines with antihistamine effects. Allergies should not be in contact with a factor or substance that cause hypersensitive reaction.
If the child got sick, then conservative therapy should be done regularly to 7 years. At this age the body becomes more sturdy and can stand up for themselves.
After 12 years, the tonsils begin to shrink naturally. Therefore, it is unnecessary to think that allergic adenoiditis is for life. With proper treatment everything can be fixed.
In any case, no operation is necessary?
Surgery is required if conservative treatment has not helped after several courses. In addition, it is better to remove the adenoids if they are too frequent URTI and otitis.
Many doctors, including Komorowski, oppose the removal of adenoids, enlarged due to hypersensitivity. Surgical intervention cannot remove the cause of the disease — Allergy.
Therefore, first and foremost, you need to do it. How to treat allergies of various kinds, read the article on this website.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)