My child has enlarged adenoids
For the last year my 2.5 yr old daughter has had chronic ear infections so we were referred to a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology. He found that she has enlarged adenoids that are keeping fluid from properly draining from the ear.
His solution is to a)remove the adenoids and b)put drain tubes in her ears for 10 months.
As a parent my instinct tells me to take his solution as a last alternative. I asked him what the alternatives are and his response was "other than not treating it there is no other alternative". What bothers me is that he has no idea what is causing it. So to me, his approach is like throwing a stone in the dark.
So now Im in research mode looking for other ways to resolve the the issue. Im looking for recommendations on what direction I should go. What kind of doctor should I seek out? What kind of treatments are availabe whether its homeopathic, herbal, or nutrition?
Thank you for any help.