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Surgical removal of the third tonsil, or adenoid, is considered relatively safe and straightforward and, therefore, it is often recommended as an easy solution to ENT (ear-nose-throat) problems in children.

Yet, the third tonsil is not without function and the surgical intervention does not pass without stress and emotional trauma, at least. So, it is wise to consider if surgery is really necessary after all.

For those unfamiliar, let us start with few well-known facts. The quotes below are from KidsHealth website, but the facts are easily found in many other places.

So, what are adenoids anyway? They're a patch of tissue that sits at the very back of the nasal passage. The adenoids help to stop bacteria and viruses from entering the body through the nose.

In kids, adenoids usually begin to shrink after about 5 years of age and often practically disappear by the teen years.

Because adenoids trap germs that enter the body, adenoid tissue can temporarily swell as it tries to fight off an infection. These symptoms are often associated with enlarged adenoids.

 

How can coMra Therapy help to spare the scalpel? The following interview from 2010 is self-explanatory.

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