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is it dangerous for a 2yr old to have tonsil and adenoids

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
15 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Probably but...: If the child otherwise looks fine (i.e. No fever, complaint of significant pain, and can tolerate eating/drinking) then this is likely ok. However, i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Worry: In good hands this is a simple and effective procedure with many health benefits to the kid.The main drawback that i see if the anxiety involved with ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience Pediatrics
Different reasons: Some reasons to remove tonsils and adenoids include: obstructive sleep apnea, difficulty eating, chronic strep throat , obstruction causing multiple e ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not many: Generally they discourage tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy- it is usually a safe procedure for a 5 year old.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: The surgery you are describing is a fairly common one, but by no means would i call it minor. The anesthesia will be one of the biggest risks. If you ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Surgery has risks: Any surgical procedure has its risks/benefits. If the tonsils are too large causing problems such as breathing/swallowing and/or recurring severe infe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It's definitely not normal. Might not be serious but it's not normal. Get checked out by your doctor.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Epididymitis: Inflammation of epididymis is likely your question. Sperm themselves to not get infected. Bacteria or viruses can reach the epididymis via the urethra ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: It is common for new snoring to occur when someone has congestion from a cold. The snoring should go away, however, after the child gets over the cold ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Prob not maybe maybe: You mention five issues in 1 question. Please break these down for us. The split uvula is not unusual but may be associated with midline abnormalitie ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Lemon juice: Historically, people have mixed honey with. Few drops of lemon juice to reduce cough.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Tonsilloliths : Tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and other materials, including dead cells and mucous can become trapped. When this occurs, t ... Read More
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Consult Pediatrician: I will not recommend tryin to drain the boils in a 4 years old by yourself and suggest that you consult your childs pediatrician to get these treated. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Taylor
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Risks/benefits: All surgical procedures carry inherent risks. Tonsillectomies are no different. You have to weigh the risks and benefits. Have you tried CPAP for your ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Your toddler may not actually be scared of a bath. Toddler hood is all about striving for independence. It may be that your toddler is simply protesti ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal Voice: Usually a "nasally" voice means a stuffy nose. This may happen for many reasons, but each leads to upper airway blockage during sleep. This contribute ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Salivary gland pain: Infections of the salivary glands can be either viral or bacterial and can result in abscess which would require medical treatment. Symptoms may impr ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ewalt
36 years experience Pediatric Urology
I : I would recommend an evaluation and examination of the penis by a pediatric urologist. They can check for any penile adhesions, or other lesions of t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kelber
25 years experience Family Medicine
Dont us antibiotics: The common cold is caused by a virus. Antibiotics have no activity against viruses. There is no reason, and there may be some harm, in using antibio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience Dentistry
Anatomy: A palatal tori is very common. It's just an extra bone. Hereditary as well. If you think it's the wrong diagnosis, this is something that can be rul ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hove
24 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Tonsil cancer: Could it be cancer? Yes. Is it likely? No. Perceived asymmetry of tonsil size is actually quite common. Usually there are other symptoms to accompan ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It is possible to have cysts in tonsils for years and years without causing any symptoms/problems.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Can be: I have seen children take until 18 months of age for tooth eruption to begin.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Did I answer your this Q? It's uncommon for a man at 22 running into ED except those with diabetes, spinal cord injury, some diseases of nerve system, ... Read More
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