The adenoid forms part of lymphoid tissue at the portal of the upper respiratory tract. It lies within the mucous membrane of the roof and posterior wall of the nasopharynx. Regression of the adenoid occurs..
The common cold is a contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Most adults catch a cold from time to time, but kids can get eight colds per year or more. They are the top reason kids visit the doctor..
OME is the accumulation of sterile mucus in the middle ear. It may follow upper respiratory tract infection, acute otitis media or allergic rhinitis. Sometimes, OME may be due to congenital abnormalities..
Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat — one tonsil on each side. The palatine tonsils are paired structures consisting of lymphoid tissue. They are located in the tonsillar fossa on each side of the tongue base..