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Respected Sir,
         My 4 year 8 month old grandson id often suffering from cold/cough/fevers /running nose/sore throat etc.Doctor(ENT) has suspected enlargement of Adenoid Gland and has advised for X Ray.Probably this problem with ageing (say 12 years).As such will you kindly advise me for Nasal Spray/Steroid Sprays to keep this problem minimised.We are not interested for operation.
         With thanks

I cannot prescribe medicines without clinical examination. This is a common problem in children. Usually it subsides after some time. Not all children require surgery. Cut down on dairy products like butter, cheese, panner and thick curds. Reduce intake of sweets and chocolates. Give him honey occasionally.  


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Dr. Arun Kumar Suri


I can answer questions in the field of general pediatrics-questions regarding the development of children, immunization, feeding, weaning and common childhood problems like fever, cough and recurrent illness. Many of these topics are dealt with on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. Often a mother imagines that her child is sick when in fact there is no problem. Such a mother needs explanation and reassurance. I will not be able to answer specific questions regarding diagnosis.


I have more than 20 years of experience as a Pediatrician. I have been involved in the care of premature babies and also many critically ill children.

I am attached to a Mission hospital in a small town in the Kannur dist. of Kerala in India. I also have my private clinic in a nearby place.

Most of my articles are on my website Healthy Family Happy Family. I have also contributed articles to Ezine Articles and Article City. I believe that Pediatrics is more than treating diseases in children. I advocate holistic approach to child health and problems of children giving equal importance to physical, psychological and spiritual health of children.

M.B.B.S. D.C.H. I have completed a distant course in adolescent health conducted by IMA AKN SINHA INSTITUTE. I have also completed an online course on Ayurvedic care of children conducted by Jiva Institute.

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