Adenoids are soft patches of lymphatic tissues located at the back of the nasal passage on top of the throat.
They are part of the lymphoid system and along with tonsils serve as a line of defense against bacteria and viruses that may enter via nose to the lungs and/or stomach.
For small children aging between 3-5 years, adenoids play a significant role in fighting infections.
Since birth they are present and grow until the age of 3-5 and thereafter they start shrinking after the age of 7 and by teenage years they completely shrunk.
This happens because by this age, the immune system becomes mature enough to perform the immunity tasks itself. Adenoids are no longer needed and hence they shrunk.
What Causes Enlarged Adenoids
Before any infection causing environmental allergens, bacteria or viruses enter our body through nose, adenoids trap them over their epithelial mucus membrane and send them down the pharynx.
This defensive process may cause the adenoids to swell up temporarily with their returning back to their normal size after some time.
Adenoids become a source of concern only when the child faces recurrent episodes of infection, keeping it enlarged for prolonged periods of time giving it no time to return back to its original size.
Adenoid treatment in Homeopathy provides relief by regulating this abnormal behavior and that too through all natural processes.
Unlike other treatments which work to suppress the outer symptoms leaving the root cause behind, homeopathy locates the cause of this infection.
Symptoms your child may face as a result of enlarged adenoids
- Difficult breathing
- Runny nose
- Bad breath
- Sleeping with open mouth
- Swollen neck glands
- Sleep Apnea
- Ear infections
- Sore throat difficulty swallowing
- Cracked lips
- Dried mouth
Adenoids Treatment in Homeopathy
As usual with most of the conventional treatments your child will be prescribed with nasal sprays, antibiotics or in the chronic stage with adenoidectomy.
The above methods work only to mask the outer symptoms of the condition leaving aside the root cause which may have caused the enlarged adenoid condition.
So your child is bound to face recurrent patterns of symptoms even after these treatments with no long time relief.
In some cases, a doctor might also recommend you with adenoidectomy which is the surgical removal of adenoids.
Homeopathic medicines for adenoids on the other hand work through the root cause for permanent relief. Though you may require patience during the entire treatment process but the remedies work effectively to bring about a healing on all planes-mental, physical and emotional.
Consequences of not addressing the root cause
Apart from your child facing difficulty breathing and sleeping, he may also start facing a slow or retarded growth rate.
All the symptoms mentioned above may cause him to lose his appetite causing various nutritional deficiencies as well.
Further, as he will not be able to sleep well, the growth hormones released during sleep will not be released in the required quantity.
We highly recommend natural treatments such as homeopathy at this stage and also beyond as it doesn’t disturb your child’s natural growth rate or create any side effects.
Though homeopathy is around for over 200 years, nowadays it is seeing a rapid surge in popularity due to it being natural, safe and non addictive.
Homeopathic treatment for enlarged adenoids not just tries to heal your child’s current symptoms but also work behind to strengthen the immune system so as to prevent any other chronic respiratory infections.
As the defensive action of adenoids is caused due to hyperactive immune system to outside allergens, homeopathic remedies tries to reduce this hyperactivity.
In time, if proper treatment is taken, the immune system start performing its processes effectively and adenoids remain unaffected.
This also provides them the needed lag time required for returning back to their original size.
In time, your child starts healing to a complete new level.
Some of the top homeopathic medicines for adenoid infection are as follows
Baryta Carb: One of the best medicines for treating enlarged adenoids. Prescribed under following cases
- Sensitivity to cold on slightest exposure to cold weather
- Cough, sneezing and yellow discharge
- Pain in throat and offensive smell from mouth
- Sweating in feet
Calcarea Carb: This medicine is prescribed for adenoid condition where the patient catches cold easily
- Easily fall sick on cold exposure
- Excessive perspiration on scalp
- Desire to eat chalk, clay, etc
Kali Sulphuricum: Prescribed for adenoids growing back after surgery and on noticing following symptoms
- Blocked nose
- Mouth breathing
Ammonium carb & sambucus nigra: Prescribed for enlarged adenoid with nasal blockage
- Nasal blockage heightened at night
- Mouth breathing more pronounced
- Nose bleeding
Note: Do not self-medicate any of the remedies mentioned above. The homeopathic medicines listed above are generalized. For remedies most suitable for you consult a qualified homeopathic practitioner.
If you still have any doubt or concerns, please feel free to drop me a message at info@RChomeopathy.com.au and I will get back to you soon.