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Why Did So Many Boomer Kids Get Their Tonsils Out
I removed a tonsil stone last night. Will the whole left behind ever close? Im worried that every time I eat food will get in it.
Tonsillectomy: There are specific reasons to take tonsils out recurrent tonsillits defined as greater than 5-7 episodes in a year, greater than 4 episodes/year over 2 yesrs, greater than 3 episodes/year over 3 years other reason being snoring with sleep apnea caused by enlarged tonsils. ...Read more
Frequent infections.: Recurrent infections, usually documented strep infections. Seven infections in one year, five infections per yr for two yrs, or three infections/yr for 3 yrs. Obstructions, recurrent middle ear infections, problems breathing may also warrant a tonsillectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a friend whose son was just diagnosed with a tonsil stone and I wanted to know if he was contagious and should not be allowed around my 3 kids.
I have very large tonsils, since I was a kid. Many drs suggest removing them but I sing. I used to get chronic strep and I snore. Any suggestions?
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
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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