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Enlarged tonsils constant cough

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Dr. Jay Park
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49 years experience Pediatrics
No: No.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Probably yes: A child who has big tonsils in the throat and big adenoids, with bad allergy symptoms, likely coughs on and off, has trouble breathing through the nos ... Read More
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: You have a large impediment in the airway which can make snoring, coughing, post-nasal drainage worse....Then the child snores at night or wheezes wit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Tonsilar enlargement or hypertrophy may block the airway of a child and make breathing more difficult. This could provoke an asthma event. This condit ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Allergic rhinitis & enlarged tonsils may interfere with normal nasal breathing resulting in congestion (nasal stuffiness) & mouth breathing. Complicat ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sarandeep Makkar
Specializes in Family Medicine
Tonsillitis: If this is going on for 7 months , you have chronic tonsillitis . Your glands in the neck are trying to fight the infection. Please see ENT , likely y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: If the tonsils are large enough to interfere with swallowing food and saliva, excess drooling can occur. Children with enlarged tonsils often snore o ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Depends size: I could imagine. It really depends the size. I wonder how crowded your pharynx is. There also may be postnasal drip causing cough. Have it checked ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily!: Enlargement of the tonsils is not the true reason for removal. There are guidlines for tonsil removal. Recurrent strep infections (6 per year), recu ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Enlarged tonsils: This is a complex question. We grade tonsil size by how large they are with respect to the tonsillar pillars. 1+ is small and in the fossa, 2+ is no ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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No: Enlarged tonsils can cause other problems, but thyroid dysfunction isn't one of them.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Coronavirus possible: Seek care right away if difficulty breathing, other severe symptoms. Seek testing if sick, PLUS known COVID-19 contact, or travel to high risk country ... Read More

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