Adenoiditis history and symptoms
A positive history of fever and nasal obstruction and snoring are suggestive of adenoiditis. The most common symptoms of adenoiditis include nasal discharge which may be purulent, mouth breathing, nasal pain and sore throat.
History and symptoms
Obtaining the history is one of the most important aspect of making a diagnosis of adenoiditis. Complete history will help determine the correct therapy. Adenoiditis patients are mostly young children who are not able to give a good history by themselves, therefore the patient interview may be difficult. In these cases history from the care givers or the family members may need to be obtained. Specific histories about the symptoms (duration, onset, progression), and associated symptoms have to be obtained. Specific areas of focus when obtaining the history, are outlined below:
- Onset, duration and progression of symptoms
- Associated symptoms (fever, headache, ear pain)
- Recurrent episodes of upper respiratory tract infection
- Poor feeding
- Attention deficit problems
- Impairment of smell
The symptoms of adenoiditis can last for 10 or more days. Acute adenoiditis is usually presented with nasal symptoms:
- Sore or dry throat from breathing through the mouth
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