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How Often Do You Have To Have Tonsillitis Before They Should Be Removed
3-4 times annually: There is no precise answer to this question. But if the diagnosis of true suppurative (pus) tonsillitis had been diagnosed by a specialist, and your quality of life is significantly altered and if you have been on multiple antibiotics, then tonsillectomy by an ENT is indicated. Very rarely, recurrent strep tonsillitis may be lead to cardiac and renal disease. My number is 3-4 times a year. ...Read more
I think I have chronic tonsillitis. I am 19, it is getting to be a bigger problem, what is the likelihood I could get them removed?
See ENT: You need to consult an ENT doctor and even get a 2nd opinion re. Removing your tonsils. ...Read more
Chronic tonsillitis: Hello, signs of tonsillitis can range from large obstructive tonsils, to an abscess in the throat, to red infection filled tonsils. They could also look perfectly normal but still be infected. Indications for removal is usually 5-7 infections in 1year or 3-5 infections per year for multiple consecutive years. If snoring or interrupted breathing is noted while sleeping, then removal is needed. ...Read more
Depends: The most recent guidelines for tonsillectomy based upon frequency of tonsillitis are: 7 episodes in 12 months or 5 episodes per year for 2 years or 3 episodes per year for 3 years or 4 episodes of strep in a year. Other factors that may be taken into account are severity of episodes, days of school/work missed, etc. Patients who have had a peritonsillar abscess may be candidates as well. ...Read more
About 20 years ago I had my tonsils removed, but was just diagnosed with acute tonsillitis. Is that possible?
Maybe it is pharyngi: This may be an infection in the tonsillar fossa where the tonsils were originally located. You can discuss this yor physician ...Read more
Just went to dr for the 3rd time in the last 3-4 weeks - on amoxicillin twice, now taking a zpac for suspected tonsillitis... Do I need them removed?
Grade: If your tonsils are swollen to grade 3 or 4, you might want to see an ent, md right away. Also, if your tonsils block your airway, it would be important to get is checked out right away. ...Read more
My 3 year old has enlarged tonsillitis. Dr says antibiotics won't work. He has to get them removed. I want all ideas to cure him naturally only. Thanks?
My 4 yr old constantly gets tonsillitis every few month how do I no she will need her tonsils removed?
Can you tell me if on each side and I had my tonsils and adenoids removed about 2-3 years ago so can it be tonsillitis?
Can tonsil stones cause tonsillitis? I have a tonsil stone that cannot be removed & tonsils are producing green tonsil stones. Should I worry?
Can U request to have UR tonsils removed? I get strep &/or tonsillitis regularly & I have dealt with chronic tonsil stone for 10 yrs. I'm 25 & Female.
Sure: See your primary care doctor to discuss this. He or she can refer you to an ENT surgeon if you meet clinical criteria for tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Had tonsils removed July due to recurrent tonsillitis recently saw a doctor- told I have infected residual tonsil tissue- occurs often! What can I do?
See an ENT: Residual infected tissues may have to be removed surgically, perhaps in concert with long term antibiotics. This can only be determined by the doctor seeing and examining you. Good luck. ...Read more
Green pus on tonsils. On going problem due to tonsillitis and epstein barr virus. Should I get my tonsils removed? Need opinions please!!
See Specialist: If you have recurrent bouts of tonsilitis that require antibiotics, removing them could provide relief. Would make an appointment with an ENT specialist to get expert advice on whether you are a surgical candidate or not. Good luck. ...Read more
How to tell if you need your tonsils removed? My tonsils are so big you can't see down my throat and I'm sure I'm getting tonsillitis
ENT: Have your doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, Throat specialist to further evaluate your tonsils. There are certain criteria that will permit the ENT physicians to proceed with tonsillectomy. ...Read more
I've had strep throat and tonsillitis at least once every month. It hurts to swollow, should I have tonsils removed?
Yes: At the very least you should consult an ENT doctor to consider tonsillectomy. ...Read more
I'm 16 and had my tonsils removed in September 2014, but this morning I have woke up with earache, headache and such a painful throat! It feels like I have tonsillitis but I know this isn't possible, ive took stuff for it yet it isn't helping atall? And it
Pharyngitis: Even without tonsils you can still get an infection of the back of your throat. It could be strep so you should get checked ...Read more
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