If Your Toddler's Child OftenEARs During Sleep, It Could Be An Adenoid Disorder
Differences in the condition of the adenoid before and after the adenoid is carried out or the operation to remove the adenoid. (Kids Health)

JAKARTA When most people are busy preparing for the Christmas and New Year holidays, the artist couple Nycta Gina and Rizky Kinos actually have to share unpleasant news.

Their eldest child, Panutan Adhya Semesta Trinycta or who is familiarly called Uta, turned out to have just undergone surgery at a hospital in Jakarta, Tuesday (19/12/2023).

Through his Instagram account @missnyctagina, he shared the news.

"Finally today happened too. When people are busy looking for time for year-end holidays, we are busy looking for time for the Uta operation process," Gina said as quoted from her Instagram account.

In the comments column, Gina answered netizens' questions regarding the operation that her eldest son underwent. "Operation adenoid," reads the short answer from the woman who graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia.

Adenoids are not a commonly heard term in people's ears. Citing Care, an adenoid is a network located high in the throat, just behind the nose. Together with the amendel, the adenoid is also part of the lymphatic system.

The lymphatic system cleans infections and maintains a healthy balance of body fluids by trapping harmful bacteria and viruses that enter through the mouth and nose.

Because of its job of trapping germs, adenoid tissue sometimes swells when fighting infection. In addition, allergies can also make swelling worse.

Whilekids Health writes, adenoids do important jobs as infection wetters in infants and children. But this becomes less important as children get older and the body develops other ways to fight germs.

Adenoids usually start to shrink after about five years of age. As a teenager, the adenoid almost completely disappears. At that time the body had other ways to fight germs.

Adenoids that are getting bigger are common problems in children. However, when an adenoid swells, it can cause a number of problems, including making it difficult for children to breathe through the nose, thus forcing the child to breathe through the mouth.

Breathing through the mouth can cause a number of problems, including breaking the mouth and lips.

The amplification of adenoids can also cause other problems, namely ear infections, snoring, anxiety during sleep, to sleep apnea or abnormalities that cause a person to repeatedly stop breathing while sleeping, "quoted from the MEDline Plus.

Treatment for an adenoid that is growing will depend heavily on the cause. If the symptoms experienced are not too severe, it is likely not to require treatment. If treatment is needed, doctors will provide a nasal spray or nasal spray to reduce swelling or antibiotics if there is a bacterial infection.

In some cases, it is necessary to take adenoidectomi action or the lifting of a swollen adenoid. If problems are found at the same time, it is not impossible for a doctor to suggest the simultaneous appointment of adadel and adenoid.

After undergoing surgery, children can usually go straight back home. But some also suggested staying in the hospital for observation, "Kids Health added.

It takes a few days to recover after the adenoid excise action, and is usually accompanied by feelings of discomfort such as sore throat, runny nose, and mouth odor.

Although not 100 percent successful, adenoid swelling can be prevented by ensuring a healthy family lifestyle. Maintaining the body's immunity by eating healthy foods, drinking enough water, and exercising regularly can help reduce the risk of adenoid swelling.

One thing to remember, although adenoids are part and the immune system, the removal of adenoids will not affect the body's ability to fight infection. The immune system has other ways to fight germs.

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