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    Suspected recurrent sinus infections and asthma
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    An_248349 posted:
    Would removing adenoids help my 5 year old son who has recurrent sinus infections and asthma? Asthma is yet unconfirmed he has chronic wet cough and lung function test was low. How could we determine if this would help. If not, do we have other options?

    Thanks for your help!
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    Usually not, but that would depend on his particular case. If his adenoids -- based on a directed visualization by an ENT -- are diseased or chronically infected, then they should go. If he is having recurrent ear infections, mouth-breathing, or chronic post-nasal drainage, then removing them may be helpful. That would be for the ENT to decide.

    Has he been allergy-tested yet?
     
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    Lisa5555 replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Thanks so much for your response!

    He has not seen an ENT, only a respirologist. He started coughing about a year ago (he is still coughing especially at night), had a partially collapsed lung and more recently the sinus infections. CF test came back normal.

    I have asked about allergy testing and his pediatric respirologist did not seem to think we should do allergy testing. Do you think I should ask about this again?
     
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to Lisa5555's response:
    Or....consider getting a second opinon. I don't know your son's complete medical history nor do I have a way of examining him, but chronic and/or recurrent lung problems often have underlying allergies.
     
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    An_248349 replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Thank you!!


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