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My Child Has Pandas Should He Have His Tonsils Removed
Uncertain: The nih does not recommend tonsillectomy for treatment of pandas; there is no clear evidence from clinical trials that it helps. On the other hand, there are many, many reports on sites like pandas foundation that tonsillectomy was the cure for their children. In my practice, I have seen some remarkable improvements following tonsillectomy, but again, these are "anecdotal". Ask your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
YES: After t&a intake of icecream or any cold food help stop bleeding. ...Read more
Varies: Usually about 1 week. As long as your child is drinking comfortably and is not requiring medication for fever or pain it is likely time. Also the scar tissue should have separated and by that time you will know whether or not there are bleeding complications. All the best for a speedy recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsil/adenoids: If your child has frequent throat infections (more then 7 in one year, 5 in two years), is having sleep problems because of the tonsils and adenoids, or has other problems (like cleft palate) that might benefit from removal. Here are the guidelines for removal by the head and neck surgery group: http://www. Entnet. Org/healthinformation/upload/cpg-tonsillectomyinchildren. Pdf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would it be a good idea for my child to get his tonsils removed at the same time he gets his adenoid removed?
Can be done if indic: I t can be done if there is indication for tonsilectomy. So it depends on the surgeon. Discuss with the surgeon. Many times there is no indication and need for tonsilectomy and tonsils are not removed. ...Read more
If an autistic child has their tonsils and adenoids removed could we see an improvements with development?
My 4year old child has had a sore throt on and off for 2 weeks. She also looks like she is poorly. She has no fever. Her tonsils were removed last yr?
Yes!!: Strep pyogenes (group a) does not care whether its victim has tonsils or not. Not only can your child get strep throat, but this should be tested for and treated, because without eradication there are post-streptococcal complications like extension of the infection to other areas, or acute rheumatic fever. Get child seen by family doctor. ...Read more
Will removing enlarged tonsils help 2 cure mouth breathing? Adenoids have been removed, but the child still can't breathe or eat with their mouth closed
Probably not: Tonsils definitely play into breathing issues (e g sleep apnea), but they should not cause nasal blockage. Depending on when adenoids were removed, they may have regrown (occurs much more commonly than tonsil regrowth). This can be evaluated by x-ray. Otherwise, an ENT may treat and evaluate for allergy / sinus issues (e g trial of steroid nasal spray) or do surgery to shrink the nasal turbinates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are some reasons my 3 year old keeps getting ear infections... I had my tonsils and adenoids removed as a child from sleep apnea?
Common: In his age group. Many younger children are prone to ear infections. They suffer many colds as they play with other children and the congestion can spread behind their ear drums and lead to infections. Also as in your case enlarged tonsils and adenoids can be a source for ear infections. If he is having frequent ear infections and persistent fluid behind his ears, an ENT may be of help. ...Read more
Ceiling tile removed and particles fell. Baby touched carpet underneath. Put hand mouth. What if she swallowed tiny amount of fiberglass?
Depends on age: It depends on the child's age. For younger children, keep it simple. Just talk with them about going to the hospital and reassure them that you will be there. For older kids, you may want to look into a pre-surgery program for kids. They do tours and show the kids what to expect. If you can't do that, answer their questions honestly and clearly. If you don't know an answer, call the doctor. ...Read more
No: Tonsils & the other lymph glands then to grow a bit faster than kids until 7-8yr; then stabilize while the kids continue to grow larger. It is common for the tonsils to appear large in middle childhood & kids to snore in sleep, only to seem smaller by the teens when most snoring stops. Chronic tonsil infections, tonsil abscesses & sleep apnea are the primary reasons removal are considered. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Maybe antibiotic: It really depends if the inflammation is viral or bacterial. If there is no fever measured by thermometer, and there is no white pathches on tonsils, probably rial. Give tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If there is high fever, white patches, and inability to swallow, more likely bacterial and will need antibiotics. If child not better in three days, have a doc look at it. ...Read more
Safe: Surgeries performed to remove tonsils are very routine in the us and are very safe. ...Read more
Longer THAN normal?: Age? Physical and mental health? How long after surgery? And how long slept before surgery? Did you offer icecream? ...Read more
Enough to need it: Tonsils & adenoids grow faster than the kids until about 8 when they slow/stop but the kid continues. Big is normal and some snoring is normal. They will sometimes get tonsil infections. Unless the kid develops sleep apnea or has 5+ strep infections/yr s/he will grow past any issues. You can often never get these kids approved by the insurers for surgery until they meet these criteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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