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Health Tip: Do You Have Enlarged Adenoids?

Health Tip: Do You Have Enlarged Adenoids?

01/17/11

(HealthDay News) -- The adenoids are lymphatic tissue, resembling the tonsils, found in the airway between the nose and back of the throat.

The adenoids have a tendency to swell, especially in younger children. The ADAM Medical Encyclopedia says common symptoms of enlarged adenoids include:

  • Dry mouth.
  • Cracked lips.
  • Bad breath.
  • Daytime breathing with the mouth open.
  • Breathing through the mouth, especially at night.
  • Restlessness while trying to sleep.
  • Chronic nasal stuffiness or runny nose.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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