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A 23-year-old female asked:

Daughter has had strep 4-5 time in past year. does she need tonsils out? she's only 5 her dr. hasn't mentioned it. she has it now but throat not sore

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
?tonsillitis: Assuming she gets tonsillitis with her infections, that is a decision that, along with your dr. And an ENT surgeon, the answer can be made. Chronic infections, with swelling and pain of her throat/tonsils, that can get large enough and inflamed to cause possible swallowing issues and breathing issues, often makes the decision easier to remove them. Best wishes.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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