My daughter has adenoids that are partially blocking the back of her nasal passages, and it was causing sleep apnea. I tried many natural treatments with no lasting effect. I took her to an ENT that suggested surgery. Her pediatrician suggested trying steroid nasal spray and allergy testing.
She seems to have allergies: dark circles, stuffy nose, itchiness, red eyes. We tested her and she came up with zero reaction to a large panel of allergens.
We tried the nasal spray and it seems to help, but her adenoid is still huge, and the allergist did xrays and also suggested surgery.
Any ideas to help shrink the adenoid naturally?
New York, US
Faithville , Us
I figured...that substances penetrate through the skin. My daughter is 3 and a half and been suffering with a a thick bacterial build up in one sinus area since may 2016...I have been spreading coconut oil over her nose as she has a developmental delay. She was fine before May 2016, I believe. She had a flu, type illness that left her with a thick, clear mucus slime in her right nostril and as a result of this problem seemed to develop horrifying sleep apnea since then until last week. I'm here as I wanted to see if anyone else had realised the benefits of coconut oil regarding sinus and congestion. I used it and realised that her nose was excreting more mucus and the sinus areas, on her cheeks were red areas that started to show. I want to scream that it works! I knew it! My daughter does not understand to blow her nose. No sleep apnea, no humidifiers or near death multiple times whilst sleeping. Amazing. Truly If only I'd known soon. Our Creator is the best. And the medics didn't know, suggest extracting adenoids, tonsils and steroids spray. Left for nearly two years to suffer as she has. Sorry for mistakes I cannot get back to check..It works. Spread over sinus areas on face a few times per day and I will keep giving a spoonful per day. :)
Well I am on earth clinic looking for natural remedies for my daughter's fever, between waiting for ACV, egg whites and potatoes to decrease the temperature, I've been reading the website. My heart hurts for us moms because I was in the same boat with my little one. from birth until about 3.5 my little girl adenoids were so enlarged her pediatrician was suggesting surgery. I am a heath care professional and did not want to come off as hippy dippy, so I attempted to go the antibiotics and steroid route. I wanted to know that I had at least tried all of her MD's options before even discussing surgery.
Well one month of antibiotics and steroids the nasal drainage cleared up for about 1 week and then returned in all its snotty glory. Also at that time I was on a journey to slowly discovering natural products that actually worked and had recently began using colloidal silver as an immune boosting supplement. She had an upper respiratory infection that did not want to clear up and I read that you could use a nebulizer for those types of infections. Well it cleared it right up, so I wondered if it would work if I used a nasal squirt bottle and spray it directly into her nasal passage.
Well less then one week later her drainage dried up, no more runny nose and her adenoids shrunk back to normal size. Her doctor was amazed but I am happy to report 1.5 years later she has not has a recurrence of the drainage. Its gone. I now use it at first sign of sneezing and we as a family take it internally and topically also. Rashes, ringworms rashes, all gone with the application of the colloidal silver. it one of my current natural tools against illness. between colloidal silver, ozonated water, the ultimate zapper, ionic footbaths, anything to create an alkaline body PH and etc. I just wanted to share something that worked for me in hopes it would work for others as well.
Here is to no adenoid surgeries for our babies.
All the best.
Regarding children with enlarged adenoids:
I worked as a school nurse for 8 years and found consistently when we removed milk from a child's diet all their swollen tonsils, adenoids, and earaches resolved. When the child resumed drinking milk all inflammation symptoms came back. Replace cow milk with another milk derivative, ie; soy, rice, almond, cashew milk or eliminate all together. If removing dairy resolves symptoms, notify the school and nurse student is dairy sensitive. Wishing you health!
I will share with you both side of the stories here.
My son had Adenoids and snoring problem with recurrent ear infection since he was 2 years old, we managed symptoms until he was 5 and then finally decided to bite the bullet and agreed removing adenoids (not tonsils as they were ok) and grommets on both ears, ever since he is sleeping perfectly. So In hindsight we thought it was a good decision to opt for surgery but, recently we found another cure for adenoids while have to deal with the same problem now for our daughter who is only 17 months old.
My daughter started developing snoring and ear infections so often that we had to get her admitted into children's hospital and did sleep study , although sleep study didn't show much of a problem sleep physicians suggested to take adenoids out because of her recurrent ear infection. We were absolutely distressed.
Eventually my mum suggested to try traditional medicine which we did not try for our son.
The medicine is Honey, Ginger juice (few drops) and Lemon Juice (few drops), but a good quality organic honey, take nearly a tea spoonful and then add 3-4 drops of freshly squeezed ginger juice ( the best way to get juice out of ginger is to grate them finely and then squeeze them) and also add 3-4 drops of lemon juice, mix them and give it to your kid twice a day morning and evening before going to bed.
It did wonder for Evani and she has now stopped snoring all together, last week after stopping the honey for about a week and have been away on holidays, she had runny nose and snoring again and we started with the medicine and after 2 days she stopped snoring and no fever and runny nose.
I hope this remedy works for your kids as well.
My 7 year old daughter has had very swollen adenoids for 1-2 years now. They don't give her any problems, such as sore throat or sleep issues, however I suspect her immune system is working to clear something and I would like to give her some targeted help. I suspect Candida and she is gluten and dairy free and we limit sugar as she has a history of stomach pain with gluten (no celiac). She takes Olive Leaf extract, Monolauren and an excellent probiotic. We have done many other remedies in the past including homeopathic lymphatic drainage remedies, and nothing has reduced the swelling. She also suffers from bad breath. I really want to help her! Do you have any other suggestions?