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Adenoid removal and croup

My daughter is 4 years old and has constantly diagnosed with croup after every single illness - whether it be a cold or pneumonia or strep thoat.  The rattle/wheezing noise was thought to be a touch of illness-induced asthma but her lungs always sounded clear.  Her pediatrician finally referred us to an ENT.  He took a look at her and sent her for x-rays explaining that the rattling is mucous and she sounded "stuffy" when she spoke.  The x-rays showed her adenoids are about 70% the normal size and recommended surgery and that it would take care of the symptoms we described.  Would adenoid removal stop the croup from recurring?
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161427 tn?1229914882
Oh yes. My son had it last Dec. He had a sleep apnea, small for his age, not eating enough. Since the surgery, he is just perfect and put on 4.5 lbs.
Go for it, good luck
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