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Should all children have their tonsils removed?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely not

Unless the child has frequent throat infections, a complication such as a tonsillar abcess, or sleep apnea caused by enlarge tonsils, there is no reason to put the child at surgical risk.

In brief: Absolutely not

Unless the child has frequent throat infections, a complication such as a tonsillar abcess, or sleep apnea caused by enlarge tonsils, there is no reason to put the child at surgical risk.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not specificly

The tonsils & adenoids do grow faster than the kids do until the age of 8, with some additive effects due to infection.
Some will need tonsils & adenoids removed due to sleep disturbances or chronic infection. In most, the t&a growth stops @ 8 or so but the kid continues to grow & the relative t&a size declines. By adulthood their relative size is similar to that at birth & no problems remain.

In brief: Not specificly

The tonsils & adenoids do grow faster than the kids do until the age of 8, with some additive effects due to infection.
Some will need tonsils & adenoids removed due to sleep disturbances or chronic infection. In most, the t&a growth stops @ 8 or so but the kid continues to grow & the relative t&a size declines. By adulthood their relative size is similar to that at birth & no problems remain.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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