Can cure homeopathy adenoids
Childlike polyps, so-called adenoids (tonsils)
The pharyngeal tonsils, adenoids or tonsilla pharyngea, popularly known as "polyps", belong to the imiphatic tissue. These are part of the human immune system and are responsible for defense against infection.
They belong to the so-called Waldeyer's throat ring, which is a "safety ring" in the upper respiratory tract that is supposed to prevent viruses or bacteria from penetrating the lower respiratory tract and thus into the body. In detail, this safety ring consists of the pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids), the 2 palatine tonsils (tonsils), the lateral cords, the tongue base tonsil and the small lymph follicles of the back wall of the pharynx.
The polyps in a 4-year-old child can be imagined to be about the size of the phalanx of the thumb of an adult male, and the surface like a blackberry or a cauliflower. Every child has these polyps from birth, and most children have no significant symptoms. However, if children “catch” an increasing number of infections, the polyps can grow and, due to their central location, cause a whole range of health disorders and even permanent damage. The symptoms range from constant cold to night coughs to bronchial problems. From mild hearing loss due to ear problems to speech development delay. From mouth breathing to heavy snoring with pauses in breathing. From loss of appetite to failure to thrive in extreme cases. A typical but extreme example is the so-called facies adenoideae, in which the child always has the mouth open, the tongue peeks out between the teeth and has "tired eyelids".
Treatment of polyps:
In our practice, the treatment of the polyps takes place according to a step-by-step plan, which is actually only based on the complaints of the affected little patient and takes place in consultation with the parents. If children have large adenoids, but no symptoms whatsoever, we only observe the child for a period of time so as not to miss when the polyps cause problems, which can sometimes develop so slowly that the environment does not notice.
Problems can also develop that at first glance are not associated with the polyps.
Below we discuss the questions most frequently asked in our practice in recent years.
Frequently asked questions about polyps:
Why does my child have polyps?
Everyone is born with adenoids. So do your child, too, but that doesn't mean they have to have problems.
What is the difference between "tonsils" and "polyps"?
If you say almonds, you mean the paired palatine tonsils or tonsils, which are located to the right and left of the uvula.
What do the polyps do?
Healthy adenoids represent a so-called physiological wound for the body. They are a filter and a gateway for germs, viruses and bacteria intended by nature in order to stimulate, train and strengthen the immune system. If, however, too large a mass of germs overstrain the adenoids in too short a time, the child can experience excessive growth in size, chronic inflammation and permanent health problems.
Can't I treat polyps homeopathically?
At the beginning of the problems associated with the polyps, homeopathic therapy can certainly help. However, once the polyps have reached a certain size or state of inflammation, which can be inflammation after just a few days, this form of treatment quickly reaches its limits. You could also try to treat protruding ears with homeopathic globules, which doesn't work either.
The polyps grow out at the age of 6, don't they?
Not correct! There are no medical reasons why a child should suddenly receive an impulse at the age of six to make the polyps smaller.
On the contrary, when your child starts school, they will be confronted with new germs again, which can stimulate the growth of the polyps and lead to further problems.
My child has poor hearing, what has that got to do with the polyps?
The immediate proximity of the polyps to the opening of the ear trumpet in the nasopharynx often leads to inflammation of the middle ear, via an initially watery tympanic effusion, which causes hearing loss, then this "serotympanum" thickens and the child hears increasingly poorly.
The consequences of poor hearing are many. In addition to a delay in language development, the children often find it difficult to find their way around their environment (kindergarten) due to their hearing impairment and become noticeable there.
When do I have to have my child operated on for the polyps?
We handle this according to our “step-by-step plan”. We only advise surgery if all conservative methods do not lead to the desired success and if the child waits even longer, harm could result.
Why do ventilation tubes often have to be inserted during polyp surgery?
The system of nasopharynx - ear trumpet - middle ear spaces is closely linked. Inflammation of the polyps in the nasopharynx leads to ascending infections via the ear trumpet into the middle ear. After a very short time, the inflammation in the middle ear space spreads in the form of an accumulation of fluid (tympanic effusion or serous otitis) on the surrounding bones of the mastoid. There is a reduction in the quality of the mucous membrane (metaplasia of the mucoperiosteum) with the formation of abundant goblet cells, which in turn incessantly form mucus themselves and start a cycle that can only be achieved with permanent and safe ventilation of the middle ear spaces in the form of tympanic tubes.
For this purpose, an incision in the eardrum (paracentesis) is no longer sufficient, but ventilation must be ensured for about ½ year to 1 year with a ventilation tube.
What happens if my child no longer has polyps?
Nothing, except that in the vast majority of cases there are no longer any health problems such as ear infections or constant cold, which is very much welcomed by the parents. Snoring usually disappears completely and night sleep is healthier because it is less disturbed. When properly indicated, Kind benefits in many ways.
But the polyps grow back after the operation?
Not correct! If the tonsils are professionally and completely removed by an experienced ENT surgeon, they will not grow back. In rare cases, the so-called tubular tonsil in the area of the tube bulge reactively enlarges slightly after the polyps have been removed.
Can my child still get an otitis media after the polyps have been removed?
Sometimes this is the case, but these inflammations heal very quickly with appropriate therapy.
Why do you hear from so many children that their polyps need to be removed?
On the one hand, thanks to endoscopy, medicine has advanced in its diagnostics today. On the other hand, parents are now more attentive to disturbances in their children. We also know the connections better nowadays. Another reason could be the increase in population density and that children more often have to deal with infections in kindergarten.
How dangerous is the operation, how often does it bleed?
Bleeding after proper removal of the adenoids is a rarity. The frequency is around 1 per thousand, i.e. H. In the operation of 1000 children, there is purely statistical rebleeding in one child, which, however, does not pose a risk to the child if the child is acted quickly and consistently.
How is the procedure performed?
Gentle for the child under general anesthesia, so that the thorough and complete removal of the polyps is ensured. The procedure can often be carried out on an outpatient basis; for very small children or high-risk patients, the procedure is carried out as an inpatient in the hospital.
What do I have to pay attention to if my child has ventilation tubes?
Theoretically, water can enter the middle ear through the opening of the ventilation tube, especially when washing your hair in the bathtub. Avoid doing this as it could cause inflammation ("ear runny"). However, there is the possibility to prevent this with specially adapted or made-up silicone plugs (swimming protection), which we recommend.
You hear about so many children who keep needing ventilation tubes?
This may actually happen in a small percentage of small patients. The reasons for this are either poor functioning of the ear trumpet (auditory tuba) which, due to inflammation, allergies or purely mechanical reasons, does not ventilate the middle ear, or in oversized tonsils that "press" on the ear trumpet. In such a case, if the conservative therapy fails, a ventilation tube or a permanent tube must be inserted several times, which is easily possible with a short anesthetic.
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