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Is tonsillectomy necessary for a 6 year old with one episode?

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If you mean one episode of strep throat.
The answer is no. We normally look at 4 episodes in 6 months or 6 in a year. As long as there was no complications.

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If you mean one episode of strep throat.
The answer is no. We normally look at 4 episodes in 6 months or 6 in a year. As long as there was no complications.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 1 episode of what ?

If a 6 yo or someone at any age develops a tonsillar/peri-tonsilar abscess, removal may be reasonable after the initial emergency treatment.

In brief: 1 episode of what ?

If a 6 yo or someone at any age develops a tonsillar/peri-tonsilar abscess, removal may be reasonable after the initial emergency treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
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