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My child has pandas. Should he have his tonsils removed?

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 more

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Could second hand smoke cause a child to have his tonsils removed?

Could second hand smoke cause a child to have his tonsils removed?

Contributing factor: A kids exposure to second hand smoke will lead to 2-3x the ear, sinus and tonsil infections in infants and toddlers. It can be considered a contributing factor in the process. ...Read more

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Can a child have jello right after he had his tonsils removed?

YES: After t&a intake of icecream or any cold food help stop bleeding. ...Read more

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How long does a child need to stay home from school after having tonsils removed?

How long does a child need to stay home from school after having tonsils removed?

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 more

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When should a child have their tonsils/adenoids removed?

When should a child have their tonsils/adenoids removed?

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 more

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Would it be a good idea for my child to get his tonsils removed at the same time he gets his adenoid removed?

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

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Can my child get strep throat without having his tonsils (removed 2 years ago)?

Can my child get strep throat without having his tonsils (removed 2 years ago)?

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

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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?

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?

Multiple reasons: There are many reasons for sore throat. Post nasal drip, gastroesophageal reflux, irritation from coughing are all reasons other than infections that cause s/t. Infections are not necessarily bacteria either so a viral pharyngitis is very common. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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