A 46-year-old member asked:
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what might cause a child to have very big tonsils even when not ill?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal exposures: One primary exposure portal of the body is the mouth. The tonsils sit is close proximity too all the ingested material, including germs, triggering the production of natural antibodies and release of preformed antibodies to germs. Tonsils grow faster than the kids (exposures) until 7-8 when they stabilize & the kids grow more, making the tonsils seem smaller.Many exposures don't make u ill.
Answered on Feb 19, 2013
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