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Yesterday my 3 year old son was examined by an ENT. He's diagnosed with adenoids that are so large that they are obstructing his breathing. He is often congested. (Takes him a long time to recover from a cold.)
Right now he is very congested. When sleeping he snores and wakes in the night irritated and wanting to blow his nose. He blows and nothing comes out, he screams in frustration and then in a few minutes he's sleeping again (with lots of heavy breathing and snoring.)
My son is small for his age, doesn't eat much, not very physical (just started jumping before turning 3.) I say this because the ENT says that this is due to the large adenoids compromising his quality of life. If he undergoes surgery, the ENT is certain that he will be more active, eat well and grow. Of course, hearing this I want my son to grow and be more active and sleep well. But I'm reluctant to have the surgery.
Has anyone had any success with alternative remedies in shrinking the adenoids significantly? (It sounds like the adenoids may shrink in 6 to 8 years, but that's a lot of missed time in child hood development.) I'd like to know if there's any way to help them shrink without surgery.