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How to deal with my recurring tonsillitis?

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Dr. Edward Rhee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: See your ENT doctor

It used to be that tonsils were removed in childhood routinely.
There are now guidelines that are used to help differentiate those who may benefit from surgery and those who may not. If you have had tonsillitis 7x in 1 year, or 5x/year for 2 years, or 3x/year for 3 years, or have had 4 strep throats in 1 year, you meet the guidelines for tonsillectomy and may benefit from surgery.

In brief: See your ENT doctor

It used to be that tonsils were removed in childhood routinely.
There are now guidelines that are used to help differentiate those who may benefit from surgery and those who may not. If you have had tonsillitis 7x in 1 year, or 5x/year for 2 years, or 3x/year for 3 years, or have had 4 strep throats in 1 year, you meet the guidelines for tonsillectomy and may benefit from surgery.
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