There are lymph tissues that act as defenses, especially in the outward areas of our body. The mouth and throat are one of the most important ways of entry of foreign substances into our body. There are lymph tissues that completely surround the throat. These are called the Waldeyer ring. These lymph tissues are associated with the lymph nodes of the neck. Therefore, in infectious diseases related to the throat, almost always the lymph nodes of the neck also swell. Tonsils and nasal flesh are the most common problems in children in daily otorhinolaryngology practice.
The lymph tissues surrounding the throat are very beneficial to the body’s defense system. In addition to fighting microbes entering the body, the tonsils have the task of identifying incoming microbes and introducing them to the general immune system. Thus, when the same microbe is encountered again, the general defense system recognizes the microbe and produces a protective substance (antibody) rapidly. After that, it provides a strong defense. Inflammatory problems related to throat lymph nodes are very common, especially in the age range of 3-9 years. Frequent upper respiratory tract infections, recurrent febrile tonsillitis, inflammatory swelling of the neck lymph, and middle ear inflammations can be counted.
In addition to these, sinusitis, allergic catarrh and associated coughs, nasal congestion, breathing through the mouth, snoring and sleep breathing stops (sleep apnea) are also symptoms of inflammatory disease related to the throat lymph nodes.In the treatment of these disorders, drug therapy and sometimes surgeries (surgery) are applied.
Does My Child Have Nasal Flesh?
Of course, there is. As long as it is not removed, every child will have nasal flesh. The development process of the nasal tonsil proceeds differently than the side tonsils. While the side tonsils (palatine tonsils) retain their existence for life, the nasal tonsils enter a rapid growth process from the age of 1-2 to the age of 7-8 years. After that, towards the age of 15-16 years, the shrinkage phase begins. In other words, the sentence “your child has nasal flesh, it needs to be removed” is not a correct statement. If it does not cause too frequent infection, sinusitis, or frequent inflammation of the middle ear, does not significantly inhibit breathing through the nose and does not disrupt the development of facial bones and teeth, then there is no need to remove nasal flesh.
Most of the time, the nasal flesh completes its natural process and shrinks by regressing. In cases where it does not crumble, it should be removed surgically. To get detailed information about Tonsil and Nasal Flesh surgery, you can contact Op Dr. Tayfun Demirel by filling out the contact form.